Category Archives: Photo Stories

History in his hands

In the Shire of West Arthur, from a large shed beside a Jarrah forest Bob Turner is turning history into art. 1920’s fence posts from the Pilbara, the wheel rim from a 1940’s blitz army truck, a spring from a 1860’s sulky cart are all skilfully incorporated into rustic sculptures of iron and timber. Bob, a…

Bo and George

Meet Bo the Border Collie and George the Magpie from Moodiarrup. Their unique playful friendship is a joy to behold. They roll around together, race each other and George regularly fits his head inside Bo’s mouth. They spend lazy afternoons canoodling on the couch, the back doormat and on the lawn in the sun. If…

Balingup Medieval Carnivale

At the Balingup Medieval Carnivale it is easy to tell the difference between a person who hired their costume and a person who owns their costume. It’s not just the way they walk and the character they embody. It is the attention to detail. It’s that little vial of green potion hanging from their back pocket. The tattered…

Colourful Coron

Hellooooo, good morning, I love youuuuu!’ This is the sound of the happiest policeman I have ever heard. Each morning in Coron the local policeman would drive the streets singing this through his speaker. Coron, a small town on the island of Busuanga is a vibrant little place where we began our Palawan island hopping…

Island Time

A memory that keeps sailing into my mind is the striking colour of the ocean. I look past my bare feet, through the gaps in the wooden planks on the Balatik, a traditional 74 foot Paraw sailing boat, and watch the ocean skim past. The engines are off and we are under full sail. I…