I’m a freelance photographer in southern lutruwita / Tasmania, who loves a deep conversation, a crackling fire, wandering inquisitively, growing food, roadside foraging and learning new things. Here’s a bit more about me…
I’ve always been the creative ‘black sheep’ of the family. I’ve dabbled in lots of visual arts, but photography has always appealed to me because it’s so immediate and impactful. Now, more than ever, we need people who are fast on their feet, telling stories about positive change. A photo can be an influential conduit between people who have something to say and people who are ready to hear it.
I feel a real sense of urgency about the current global crises, and I’m grateful to be able to focus* my photography practice on things that genuinely matter.
You can learn more about my work and what motivates me here.
*Pardon the pun.
We have been running our boutique Christmas tree farm business for nearly 10 years now. It’s a side hustle that has become far more popular than we ever imagined. We’re always on a quest to make it as sustainable as possible (in every way). You can see more about it here.
Along with my husband Jared, and our 2 free-range boys, we’re reviving a 1950’s home in a country town, into being a productive sanctuary that is just enough for us. Growing food, composting, building things and enjoying it, all fills our time.
After many photo shoots chasing Hannah from Good Life Permaculture up and down her very steep urban farm, I finally sussed out what she was on about, and signed up for her Permaculture Design Course in January 2021. People told me it was going to be life changing, and I thought, sure, we’ll see. But it really was. It bought me a ton of clarity and helped me make some mind blowing connections in so many ways. It gave me direction and made me determined to stand up for what I feel is right… it’s not just about gardening ;).
Sometimes I wish I could photosynthesize so that just by being, just by shimmering at the meadow’s edge or floating lazily on a pond, I could be doing the work of the world while standing silent in the sun.― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Image credit above: fellow forager and lover of a deep conversation, Ali Shillington.