I was saying to a friend a few weeks ago that I was struggling to find inspiration to do my own thing. Where my camera used to live in the palm of my hand, it was now relegated to the depths of a backpack that only left the house for work… // A post about finding my joy and remembering my why, feat. some beautiful friends and sunset at Floreat Beach.

Families, Field Notes, On Photography

December 13, 2019

The Delight of a Child / Rediscovering my Why

A child leaps through the air running towards the ocean at Floreat Beach.

With roots across Asia, America and now, Europe, she’s had the chance to work across the globe and is a firm fixture at design events like Maison Objet in Paris and of course, Milan Design Week. She kindly took a break from scouring Design Week’s famous trade shows to show me around a few of her favourite exhibits.

Field Notes

April 15, 2019

A Few Hours at Milan Design Week 2019 with Olivia Wong

A Resin and Glass Light Feature by Draga & Aurel at Milan Design Week 2019.

Milan Design Week (aka Fuorisalone aka Salone del Mobile) is hands down the biggest event in the world celebrating all things Design. It’s a week that demands attention and draws the eye not only of discerning Milanese, but of anyone who works in creative fields across the world. This is where prominent Designers come to launch their new pieces and where promising university students come to get noticed.

Field Notes

April 11, 2019

A Few Hours At Milan Design Week 2019 with Rast los Gelöst

An image of a woman lying on a marble installation at Milan Design Week 2019.

We drove up from Jurien Bay, stopping at Dongara for fuel, Geraldton for lunch, roadside for photos taken standing atop the roaring ute’s cab for a clearer view.

I find being in transit such a strange act – to start the day in one place and end it in another.

Analogue Photography, Field Notes, Travel

October 26, 2016

In Transit: Kalbarri to Jurien Bay.

Geraldton Roadtrip In Transit Analogue Photography

“I think perhaps I would have been an explorer. An adventurer boldly crashing through barriers. I think I would have been always full of joy & light, a slightly taller replication of my 14-year old self. I think I would have said ‘yes!’ and ‘why not?’ even more than I already do.”

A few late night thoughts on living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Field Notes

September 12, 2016

On Empathy: A late night ramble.

Empathy California Portrait by Izzy Dempsey Photography

Working in the wedding industry, you see a lot of loved up couples tie the knot, and the parts of the wedding that I always remember are the stories. Disastrous first dates, individual quirks, romantic proposals, colossal mistakes, laugh-til-you-cry memories – all the little things that make a couple a couple.

Field Notes, On Photography, Weddings

September 1, 2016

Wedding Stories: Black Stilettos and Rolled Up Jeans.

Waneroo Botanic Gardens Sally Jonny Wedding Photographer Storyteller

Here though, in Ubud and its surrounding villages, it’s crazy. Total madness, nearly all the time and to get those amazing shots, you really have to work. You have to walk with the viewfinder held to your eye, waiting for that perfect moment, hoping not to trip.

Analogue Photography, Field Notes, On Photography, Travel

July 19, 2016

An Ode to Film from the Streets of Ubud: Gone Adventuring.

Fresh Coconut Ubud Bali Analogue Travel Photographer

12 hours layover in Brisbane feat. a quick stop for coffee, a few lazy hours in the City Botanic Gardens with some friendly Water Dragons, and a few words jotted down in a perfectly boring inner-city food court.

Analogue Photography, Field Notes, Travel

June 20, 2016

Thoughts from a Brisbane Food Court: Gone Adventuring.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Australian Water Dragon 35mm Film Travel Photographer

An honest post about living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the effect it has on my mental health.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Field Notes

December 8, 2015

On Depression.

Depression & EDS Sing for the Wind Tattoo Photo

In Verona, the city of Romeo & Juliet, the great love tale of our culture, life seemed slow but fast but… fake. Unreal in the lighting, balconies, slippery marble walkways and grand drinking fountains in tourist-filled piazzas.

Field Notes, Travel

October 15, 2015

La Dolce Vita: A pretend reality in Verona.

Verona Piazza Brà Candid Portrait