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Two Bays on a Bike

Earlier this year I was sent on assignment by Royal Auto magazine to explore Victoria’s coast by bike with AllTrails cycle tours. Over the course of six lycra-clad days we hill-climbed, coast-hugged and bay-hopped from Warragul to Geelong via 260km of sealed roads and rail trails. It was a great chance to get out of…

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The Life Aquatic

Sailing into an ocean alive with Polynesian legends, last November I climbed aboard a double-hulled Vaka (the Marumaru Atua) with a team of inspiring individuals reviving the ancient sailing traditions of the Pacific. Chief among them (literally) was Tua Pittman of Blue Canoe fame (i.e. the upcoming film, not the women’s lingerie), who dedicates all…

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Hidden Gem

A cursory glance over a map of southern Chile reveals an eon of tectonic violence where the Pacific meets the Andes. Over 5,000 islands and as many peaks, valleys and fjords condense in a beguiling labyrinth that beckons as much as it forbids. Oddly, its’ a place where mountains can be explored by sail, but…

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Fists & Magic

Two rippling combatants pit themselves against one another in the only wrestling code in the world (outside travel journalism) to allow bare-knuckle punching and sorcery magic. I took this photo ringside at a Senegalese wrestling match in Dakar in the middle of madhouse high-pitched singing, drumming, hyper-masculine posturing, dancing, sorcery tactics, swinging fists on the…

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Myths & Mountains

This month I’m proud to say that I’ve had a cover story published in Victoria’s largest circulation magazine, Royal Auto, that goes out to over two million RACV members monthly. It’s the first (but not the last, stay tuned) time I’ve been a contributor with them. The story is titled ‘Myths & Mountains’ and is…

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Coping Abroad

It’s an unsettling feeling to arrive at a point in your career when people start coming to you seeking professional advice and insights on your practice. When it began for me I thought it was too soon. “I’m still trying to figure it all out for myself!” became my trusted opener. But the more I…

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Interviews, Insight & Inspiration

Last month I was lucky enough to sit in a downtown Melbourne Café for an interview with the wonderful Esther Gyorki, editor of One Thousand Words [about photography], a new journal of critical essays and reviews on photography. With the dictaphone catching the rhythms of roasting coffee we chatted for over an hour and a…