Into Other Worlds
For the last two years, I’ve been living on the edges of society, creating...
On a trip across to Ceduna I passed through Wudinna. I spent seven and a half months attending the local area school in one of the toughest years of my life. While refueling I came across a pamphlet for Tcharkuldu Rock in neighboring region of Minnipa.
Immediately Denis Smith came to mind. A talented creative and a master of low light situations.
When I showed him the pamphlet it was pretty quickly decided we would head there together and share four days exploring and testing out a borrowed Fuji GFX100. Currently i’m using a Nikon d850, however i’m extremely interested in extending my creative process into medium format territory (mainly for dynamic range). Unfortunately, my bank balance isn’t coming along on that journey.
We spent the days together scouting and discussing ideas and the nights were set aside for production and running the camera through its paces.
I’m not used to working at night so the cold and the wind really got to me. The last night I built a perfect fire and relaxed beside that while Denis explored the surrounding areas.
Was such a meaningful trip, in many ways, and a great way to begin the sixteen months of introspection and artistic development back at the Ikara Studio.