The Love Triangle. Widowed grandmother sitting on the childs bed as he sleeps. She is going through photos of her late husband on her iPad. The shadow behind her symbolises his presence protecting her. At the same time she is the dinosaur and she is the childs toy. The past , the present and the future. "THE LOVE TRIANGLE
Death in Cold Blood. A vicious and brutal fight to the death between two 'cold-blooded' reptiles. In this encounter a flying tree snake captures, subdues and kills a blue crested lizard. After a long struggle the snake was unable to consume the lizard and dropped it to the ground, discarded. I watched an almost identical encounter the following day, likely the same snake still hungry after its previous failed meal.
Audrey. Audrey lives in Woodend Victoria, she is 11 years old and my youngest niece. When I asked her to bring something special along to the shoot, she introduced me to to her doll 'Baby' aptly named, whom she is very attached to.
Sycamore Lace Bug (Corythucha ciliata). The 3mm Sycamore Lace Bug (Corythucha ciliata) is a North American pest of the plane tree family. This image was created using 16 focus stacked shots. Sycamore Lace Bugs have been detected in Australia since March, 2007.
Norwegian Wood. After reading Murakami, I decided to visit Japan. I usually take my digital camera gear with me when I travel. However, due to a recent injury, it started becoming too much of a hassle. A few days before the trip, I picked up my very first film camera and this image, which reminds me of Murakami's novel, from the very first roll which was very satisfying. I shoot on film now!
Flare - There's no place like home.. This Photographic work is an exploration of textures, colours and people caught out during somewhat unguarded moments. It was a journey to find ordinary people on Melbourne streets with a unique sense of individual style.
Remnant #2. This deconstructed and chemically altered Polaroid self-portrait deliberately subverts the conventions of portraiture, placing an emphasis on the materiality of the photographic surface. Due to instant films association with tangibility and materiality, it embodies the concepts of indexicality and referentiality more profoundly than any other form of photography.
Jewels of the Amazon. Two-striped Forest Vipers can be found deep in the Amazon basin. This beautiful specimen was found several kilometers away from the Yasuni Research Station in Ecuador along a creek edge. It waited in ambush for the next ill-fated rodent to pass.
Stairway to Heaven. 'Stairway to Heaven' represents the journey cancer patients endure whilst on their path through diagnosis and treatment. This image was captured at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, for the purpose of highlighting shapes and lines in the interior of the building, depicting contemporary architecture.
Chargers. Pango Point, Vanuatu, is one of the most danger waves in the pacific, surfed by only the most daring of locals. With a mere 20 cm of thin raging water separating Man and reef, one must be mad to seek its thrill.
Frog Hollow. A giant banjo frog sits in a roadside drainage canal. These frogs spend most of their time buried underground, only emerging following rain. On this occasion, following a long drought, it only took the slightest of drizzles to encourage this large individual to emerge to look for food. Upon finding a photographer it quickly retreated into the pipe.
Hannah Le Leu
Eclipse. This large Haekel's Jellyfish floated near the surface in the perfect position for a sun-ball effect. This technique of maximising shutter-speed and dropping ISO gave an awesome eclipse-like effect!
His and hers. The lives of him and her are very different when it comes to many animals and bees are often no different. Female stingless bees will spend their adult lives tending to the hive and collecting resources, while the male's sole purpose is to find a mate. The latter may seem much less meaningful, but in a very real way the success of the hive's lineage depends greatly on these bachelors.
Salt Lake Swan. A single Black Swan inhabits a salt lake near the Stirling Ranges in southern Western Australia.
Inside from the Outside . Society has this idea that our body needs to look a certain way to present the 'ideal' image. That it needs to look like 'this' to be accepted. The enforcement of societies pressures on ourselves, creates this sense of an internal conflict we are fighting. Sometimes all that is left to do is to let go and release ourselves from these outside factors.
My Chair. The series My Chair explores the way memories are woven into the physical structure of material possessions over time. My chair is an item which has served me in many practical ways since my childhood but which now, as the years move steadily on, also serves as a conduit for my reminiscences.
Ati. Wandering throughout the outskirts of third world Vanuatu, bearing nothing but my DSLR and a pair of board-shorts. I stumbled across a small group of local children in the depths of the jungle. Greeting me with warm welcomes, I barely managed a conversation with a 6 year old boy named Ati, who's parents left him alone to go work on another island. This portrait is of Ati, a man in a boys body.
Love On The Rocks. After a morning flying my drone around the iconic headlands of Sydney I spotted a small rock outcrop peaking above the swell and with the last remnants of battery I flew over to check it out and was pleasantly surprised at the shape the outcrop and waves had made. For me, its always the unplanned compositions that provide the greatest reward.
Albertus M Yudhistira
Trance. The picture was taken in Central Java, Indonesia. It was a very hectic situation when one of the "jathilan" traditional dancers was "possessed" by a spirit and became uncontrollable. The dance is usually performed by a group of men and ends when some of them enter a trance, which they are get possessed by spirits.
Too Cute, Too Small. The adorable Western Pygmy Possum can often be found in banksias and eucalyptus in the south-west corner of Western Australia. They're beautiful eyes full of expression light up like beacons when caught in the torch-light.
Why fit In when your born to stand out !!. The title of this images reflects the face of the lion in its true purity.
Out On A Limb . A dark Coastal Carpet Python basks in the winter sun on the edge of a cliff of Lamington National Park. Australia is known for it's snakes and Pythons are some of the most iconic and easily distinguishable from other species.
Come Fly With Me!. Adventures up in the sky Through the clouds way up high. Oh what an adventure oh what a ride!
Smokers in Barangaroo. I took this image of two men smoking in Barangaroo infront of an advertisement showcasing what the area is meant to look like when it's completed.
Baby Giants . Even Giants start small. This 60cm Green Anaconda will one day grow up to 5.7m long and be able to eat large prey items like deer. But for now, it will have to settle for frogs.
Akihabara Spare Parts. A stall in Tokyo's Akihabara electric town selling every electronic spare part you could imagine.
The Watchers. A group of Black Kites (Milvus migrans) overlook the local service station at Fitzroy River, watching for an opportunistic meal of insects and small animals or a scavenged morsel from the abundant litter. They are one of the few species of raptors that are known to congregate in flocks.
I'm no clown.. Beyond the stereotypical of comical tawny frogmouths, these nocturnal hunters play an important role in the ecosystem hunting small animals. Night in and night out, these incredible animals terrorise the undergrowth in forests and cities alike.
Dauntless. A lone tree carves out it's existence, standing strong amongst boulders, on shallow, stony soil.
Pete, Newtown, New South wales. I hadn't seen Pete before, and I havent seen him since. He was sitting still as a statue on some steps clutching his inches thick wallet like a talisman. He didn't have much to say as he allowed me to shoot him, but he did profess to be happy.
Prince of Thorns . A young thorny devil that was found crossing a desolate road in outback Western Australia. The thorns and spines on this unique lizard collect morning dew and moisture and small channels bring the water to the lizards mouth.
Erase (a series commenting on deforestation). CREEK SANDPAPER FIG Collectors Name: Molly Burley Date of Collection: 5th of September 2018 Botanical Name: Ficus coronata Family: Moraceae Collected at: Seven Hills reserve, Seven Hills, Brisbane, Australia. Habitat: usually found along side watercourse, riparian and rainforest areas. Habit: Tree to 15m. Branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, serrate, with sandpapery texture, to 20cm x 10cm. Hairy.
Ascension. I shot this photo down at the bottom of the Eureka Skydeck in Melbourne after my parents thought it was too expensive to get tickets. The massive bee hive on the side of the building caught me eye on the way out and I just had to take a photo. It didn't really seem like a special photo to me at the start, but it grew on me over time and is now one of my favorite photos I've taken.
Alone. Stoic yet fragile. A life story told in her face. A survivor of loss of a husband and loss of a child. Strong.
Kosciuszko Ice. Morning fog shrouds the remaining ice from winter in Kosciuszko National Park, Australia.
Excuse us while we change. Greek guards or Evzones are members of the Presidential Guard found outside the Hellenic Parliament in Athens. They guard the tomb of the Unknown soldier in pairs, emotionless and without movement except for the hourly changing of the guard ceremony. This draws large crowds of onlookers.
Christian Antony Muzic
On the Edge. Not even moving it's 6 meter fluke, I watched the Blue whale pass, 8 meters below the surface, it's eye watching me before, like a phantom, it silently disappeared into the blue. Not only the majesty and size, but the intelligence and sentience radiated by this gentle giant captivated everyone onboard, making this an experience that I will never forget.
Storm Dragon. The Central Bearded Dragon is a common sight in the outback of Australia and because of this their beauty is often overlooked. Equiped with an impressive defensive display and covered in spines an adult Bearded Dragon will give many predators a run for their money.
Lunch Break at the Printing Press. A curb side printing press nestled under gleaming office towers in Hong Kong. Uncle sips his noodle soup in between customers.
Left Behind. The yard of an abandoned house on the outskirts of Melbourne. Soon to be demolished as housing estates creep closer and closer.
One Way For Climate. A climate action protester dressed for the occasion. Brisbane 2019
Hat seller. I shot this image in the beginning of the year while I was traveling back home in Indonesia. I have been shooting for the whole day, and I was not completely satisfied with the images that i took, up until I was about to leave the place where I was photographing. I saw this man, with a shimmer of light right on his face, with no doubts I slowly walk towards him and asked if i could photograph him,
Bernie. This is Bernie, a senior man who, in the past worked in kitchens and did odd jobs. At the time of this photo, Bernie was occupying the street which, was an on and off circumstance he had found himself in over the years. I would describe Bernie as considerate, well spoken, gentle, warm and someone with a sense of humour. I took this portrait right after sitting with him and discussing life.
What Large Teeth You Have. Schneider's Dwarf Caiman slowly prowls the uncountable meandering streams throughout the Amazon Basin. Here they prey on porcupines, pacas, snakes, birds, and lizards. Making short use of them all with their incredibly sharp teeth.
Sharp Sunset. The Thorny Devil is a truly unique animal found only in the arid regions of Australia. A remarkable armour of thorns covers their entire body and they are even equiped with a false head to fool predators but, the most interesting thing about the, is the ability to drink via capillary action. Thorny Devils merely need to stand in a puddle and grooves in their skin will guide water to their mouths.
If mothers were flowers. My grandmother holding the hand of my father and myself repeating the words "If mothers were flowers I'd pick you" that are embroided on a pillow that my father gave to her. Fragments of memory and hope.
A New Chapter. This image explores the emotions of a teenager on the cusp of adulthood. Reflecting on his childhood, finding courage to face his fears for his unknown future. Lastly celebrating his achievements along the way
Contenting with you. . This is one of five from a short series of portraits with my mother who passed when I was 10. The series was created as an extension to another body of work I completed for my major at uni. This work is all about working out how to build a connection with someone who no longer around.
Fukushima Fish Farm. The remains of a fish farm that was hit by the tsunami that hit the Fukushima coastline and led to the nuclear meltdown of the Daiichi Power Plant.
No matter the weather. Gripping a grass seed, this little bee blends in to its environment and waits out the evening's rain.
Desert Giant. The Perentie is one of the worlds largest lizards. These 2.5m beasts can be found wondering the deserts of Australia hunting other animals hiding between the rock crevices and sandy burrows.
Fireman Greg. 'Fireman Greg' has given over 40 years of service with the MFB providing dedicated service protecting the community. Environmental portrait captured just before he moves into retirement.
The Watchful Eye. A police officer looks on as Brisbane streets are brought to a standstill. Brisbane 2019
Looking Down on Boorowa . I took this photo with my drone of a paddock of sheep in Boorowa. The clouds overhead give the patchwork look to it.
Linda Marie Moyle
Baby orphaned Western Ringtail Possum in care. . The Western Ringtail Possum is endemic to the lower Southwest of Western Australia. They are now classified as a critically endangered species. Without intensive help, they may only have 10 to 30 years left until extinction.
An English Summer. Most people who haven't been able to properly explore England assume it must all be very dull and boring once you venture beyond old London Town, but there's a certain charm about the countryside that is so timeless and refreshing in this increasingly modern world, making it all the more special.