Colour Photos

Contos spring Contos Beach Margaret River region

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Contos Spring flows when the local limestone caves have received enough underground water. The spring seeps up out of the beach sand at the southern end of Contos Beach. Overhanging limestone cliffs dominate the beach and create a colourful and dramatic back drop especially towards evening. On this particular evening there were several parties spread […]

Black and White Photos

Laundry shed Margaret River

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Laundry shed, Margaret River. I didn’t set out to deliberately make this image. Call it exploration or perhaps just a happy accident. I had my medium format camera set up on a tripod outside my late grandparents’ farm house looking out across the paddock. For whatever reason, I abandoned my initial plan and turned the […]

Colour Photos

Storm light Margaret River Western Australia

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Storm light Margaret River was made one winter’s day in 1983 at my grandparents’ farm. I remember the five or so days that we stayed it bucketed with rain and squally winds. It really started at Australind, with the wind driving the rain horizontally into the coast. By the time I had reached my grandparents’ […]

South West

Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River region landscape photography

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Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River region coastline characterised by outcrops of granite. This particularly large massive boulder had a deep fissure running part way along its length. The threatening depth and angled geometry of the fissure combined with the neat layer of ocean just above it creates a visual incongruity. Adding to the drama […]

Black and White Photos

Flowing water Margaret River detail Western Australia

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Flowing water Margaret River Western Australia

Flowing water Margaret River detail is a 16x20in hand printed silver gelatin print. The image is from an area along the banks of the Margaret River that I have visited frequently since childhood. During the drier months the dark granite boulders of the river bed protrude above the water. At this spot and an ancient marri […]

Black and White Photos

Calgardup Brook Redgate Beach tidal patterns Margaret River Region

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Calgardup Brook Redgate Beach, hand printed 16×20 inch silver gelatin Calgardup Brook Redgate Beach is close to Margaret River and is a popular location for learning to surf. It lies just south of the beach, snaking its way behind marram covered sand dunes as it makes a path towards the Indian Ocean. At the brook’s […]

Black and White Photos

Paperbarks Margaret River Wallcliffe Western Australia

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Paperbarks Margaret River, hand printed 16×20 inch silver gelatin Paperbarks Margaret River this wonderful stand of old paperbarks are located near Wallcliffe House, on the banks of Margaret River. This image was made just weeks before the Margaret River fires razed the Prevelly Park region in November 2011, resulting in the loss of many homes and […]

Colour Photos

Karri forest Margaret River Boranup Australia

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Boranup Margaret River Australia

Karri forest Margaret River Karri forest Margaret River with coral vine and purple hovea wildflowers at Boranup just south of Margaret River. This unique stand of karri forest is the most western edge of the karri forest belt. These  karri grow in limestone based soils as opposed to dark rich karri loam which is found […]

Life in the Arts

Piano Lessons by Anna Goldsworthy

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Carlo was about 87 when he related a story to me about seeing some violins during a visit to Perth many years ago and how, when he returned home to Margaret River, decided to make one. I asked if he still had it and if so, could I see it. He went inside the house […]

Black and White Photos

IRIS AWARDS Semi Finalists Carlo Margaret River

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IRIS Awards Carlo Margaret River Bronica 645 Kodak Tri-X. Back in 1987, I started a personal photographic project: photographing some of my family members and relatives around Margaret River. I didn’t set out with any particular plan such as a start and finish date, or a wish list of images, as perhaps you would for […]