Like a sewerage outfall into the ocean, last week’s so-called Australian national celebration of its apparent “founding” on the 26th January, has washed up the usual turds onto the shores of this ancient continent.
… and through my eyes it is very far away. I can’t recall much of my childhood now unless I meditate on specific events that occurred, but some were really happy… some not so. For that tall, fair and slightly built girl who had a passion for horses, painting and poetry the relief from the nausea inducing … Continue reading The Past is a Distant Country….
The photo made him look just like a child who had accidentally tripped on a mound of wet sand and fallen, the photographer obviously capturing that awkward moment with a mind to keeping the image for the obligatory 21st birthday party slide show, a little joke at the expense of the boy whose clumsiness would … Continue reading Open Arms….
…has been driven into the heart of the country called Australia. The name of this country is of course not the same name for country that the Original People…whose DNA is entwined with the very molecules of earth of which it is made… would call it. But it is the same place geographically. Not spiritually, not culturally, not … Continue reading The Invisible Spear…
…equals Shark Bait… Well I have to say if I have ever had any uncertainty as to what the value of my career choice is to other people, I have been left in no doubt what-so-ever now.. Most people I am sure have have seen the televised “live” duel between Australian World Champion Surfer Mick Fanning and … Continue reading Today’s Meaning of “Photographer”…
… And We Want It Now! So go the lyrics of one of the seminal songs of the 1960’s “When The Music’s Over” by Jim Morrison and The Doors. Jim Morrison was a great poet and iconic ‘rock-star’ who challenged the actions of the generations that had proceeded him with his songs, in what were considered to be … Continue reading We Want The World….
Abraham Lincoln once said “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice”. Lincoln of course is a historic figure and a great man of the sort we don’t seem to find anymore in this world. It would seem strange that as an Australian photojournalist that I would open this particular blog with a … Continue reading We Stand For Mercy…
Today I did something I have never done before. I tipped over the edge from just being a photojournalist and armchair activist into making a stand. Doing something real and practical and hoping like hell it will make a difference. Today I delivered a petition with over 1600 signatures to the Consulate-General of the Indonesian … Continue reading Today I DID Something….
“Until we give back to the black man just a bit of land that was his and give it back without provisos, without strings to snatch it back, without anything but complete generosity of spirit in concession for the evil we have done him – until we do that, we shall remain what we have … Continue reading Poor Fellow My Country
Ok..Ok…It might appear that I am bagging Australians unjustly but it just seems to me that every time some white guy in the media opens their mouth lately they do it merely to exchange feet. I mean the President of the Collingwood Australian Rules football team, Eddie MacGuire has just recently rotated his metatarsals over … Continue reading Mumma Mia… Here We Go Again… Why Why…Why Are We So Sexist?