The last few years have been very difficult for us with personal health issues and the Global Pandemic. At the start of 2020 we headed off for Europe, but unfortunately the Covid-19 Pandemic put a stop to all of our 2020 assignments. We did manage to get one night in the arctic circle with Northern Lights before being repatriated back to Australia via the UK! Eight international flights and 46,000 km for one night's photography – not good for us, or the Planet! Back in Melbourne we were under continuous Covid 19 restrictions from March 2020 to November 2021 – some of the longest and strictest social restrictions anywhere in the world. During the first months in quarantine isolation we spent time in the studio, rather than in the field! We completed the next project in our series that explores the relationship between liquids and light. This new, four-part work, called 'Photo-Synthetic' concerns creation and creativity and we have a few samples here for you to enjoy (don't forget to click on 'show all'). For full coverage of this latest body of work head to the ‘projects’ section of the site (Images>Projects>Photo-Synthetic).
2021 was not any better – we were only released from Lockdown 6 (stay at home, curfew on the streets, etc) in October. Gigi kept herself busy in the studio with a project entitled 'On Balance' (as always just a few examples here with the full project at >Images>Projects>On Balance). We were also active in our backyard – Wilson's Promontory National Park – photographing the results of the latest Bushfires. For full coverage go to Images>Places>Australia>Bushfires.
2022 has started more optimistically with restrictions on travel being progressively lifted: we hope to photograph the Outer Hebrides later this year. Meanwhile against a background of cancer for both of us, life-threatening systemic septicaemia for Robin, and the ever present Covid-19, we have started to explore ‘Mindfulness’ in our photography as a means of restoring equilibrium and optimism. The first examples can be seen in our new project 'Oceans of the Mind,' with a small sample of images below. (For more images see Images>Projects>Oceans of the Mind). Also Robin is nearing resolution of a multi-year project called "Flights" – photographing bird feathers in close-up – which tells the story of the Beauty of feathers and the sad decline in bird species. There's a few images below as a 'taster' but for the full Gallery go to Images>Projects>Flights...
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