Friday, 09 September 2016 04:59

Red Centre

On the road again, on assignment for R.M. Williams OUTBACK magazine.

Three days in the cab with triple road train driver Jake Tyrrell.

Alice Springs to Canteen Creek and back; 1,200 kilometres.

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Friday, 06 June 2014 13:51

Following the Old Ghan

Another month another trip to the outback.

This week I'm on the road with 15 mates, driving two ex-military Volvo trucks from Adelaide to Alice Springs.

We're following the Oodnadatta Track to its namesake, then branching off to follow the Old Ghan Railway through the desert to the Alice.

This shot was take at sunset on the big red sand dunes at Bundooma siding, north of Finke community, Northern Territory.

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Monday, 15 July 2013 12:33

Man bites croc

There's an old saying in news reporting that a dog biting a man is not big news; a man biting a dog, however, is quite another story.

But what about a man biting a croc? Surely that's front page material.

This is my mate Stampy; a real, live saltwater crocodile. Darwin problem croc catcher Chris Peberdy caught Stampy during a routine call-out six years ago and ever since she's been part of the Peberdy family. Stampy even swims with Chris in the backyard pool.

Stampy is just one of the weird and wonderful pets that will feature in a coffee table book I'm currently working on for R.M. Williams Publishing. The book will come out in December and feature fifty Aussies and their pets.

Stampy was not hurt in the making of this photograph.

Photo notes: if you need a shot of yourself with a croc, it's a good idea to have a former NT News photographer on hand. Thanks to my mate Stu Walmsley for taking the pic. 


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Saturday, 13 July 2013 11:38

Karlu Karlu

It's not hard to see why Karlu Karlu is a sacred site for the Warumungu, Kaytetye, Alyawarra and Warlpiri people of central Australia.

Known as the Devils Marbles to many Australians, the traditional Aboriginal name of "Karlu Karlu" means "round boulders". The "Devils Marbles" moniker relates to the traditional owners' creation story for the place.

Driving hard to get to Tennant Creek before sunset, my travelling companion Stu, and I, veered off the highway 100kms south of town to have a quick look at Karlu Karlu.

Two hours later we were still there shooting.

This shot was the result of an hour waiting for the sun to pierce thick cloud cover. When it did, the whole site ignited in deep red.

Photo notes: patience is a virtue.


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Friday, 12 July 2013 12:00

Highway rocker

Another day, another opportunity to act the goat. This time with the help of a few flashes and a big grey sky.

Just north of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, a stormy sky was too good an opportunity to miss.

Once again my travelling companion, Stu Walmsley, offered his modelling services and with the help of a couple of flashes we made this picture.

For a photographer, Stu's not a bad singer. If you're wondering why he's holding a little red ball while singing, that makes two of us.

Photo notes: one speedlite on the stand Stu is holding and another on the ground to the right of the camera to light his body. 

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