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…

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…

Last chance to see Sydney alive…

On the St James entrance to Hyde Park North in Central Sydney hang 22 gigantic (2.8m x 1.78m) photographic prints. They’re the finalists selected by a panel of judges from over 1300 entries into the Sydney Life Photographic Prize. Each year this competition celebrates “the Sydney that lies beneath the iconic images” that usually define…

Picture 1000 Words project update

Hi guys I’m just posting a quick update for those following the very exciting project in development ‘Picture 1000 Words‘. The following images have been reserved from further submissions, 3, 5, 22, 23 & 31, having been snapped up by published and award winning authors Luke Wright, Jessie Cole, Tara June Winch, Maryanne Khan and…

Calling all writers to Picture 1000 Words

Can you Picture 1000 Words? I would like to invite writers to participate with me on a new photo-literary collaboration for the 2012 Emerging Writers’ Festival. The Concept: To exhibit a series of 1000-word creative writing pieces paired with the images that inspired them. Exhibition Details: The exhibition will take place in a Melbourne gallery…