Inspired by the Australian landscapes and film stills. This series is a response to living in a large urban inner city environment. I made these images with the purpose of having cathartic experiences of place, having to remove myself from the city to submerge myself into the wild.
Having had grown up in non-city environments I found the transition to the city environment slowly became claustrophobic for me and gave me the urge to retreat and to find an environment that energized me; as opposed to an environment that slowly wore me out.
Whilst making this work I considered how my response to the environment conceived a new image of the Australian landscape; a landscape which is lush, quietly teaming with life as opposed to the stereotype which is the vision of Australian outback landscapes.