Saturday, May 29, 2010

pigeons, pm in the am

When one has some time off, it's quite seductive to go to bed at 5pm and get up at 1am. The world is a silent dark when you wake up to a midnight house. One morning just before dawn, I lost sight of our greyhound Soda racing around in the morning mist of an empty footy oval just as the sun started to come up. It was a pinch magical. 


On our way home, we found a dead pigeon. I quickly wrapped him up and took the opportunity for a few pictures.

Tomorrow it's back to the saltmines for this nesty lady. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Le Maroc

Not quite African, not entirely French or Middle Eastern. In this land of kohl-rimmed eyes, stray cats, ancient traditions, and donkey carts there lies a different Scheherazade's tale behind every carved wooden door.

A 'bonjour' opens uncertain faces into smiles in a place where goats can climb trees, hooves balancing on sketchy branches, where strangers watch over each others kids and the police let your traffic error off lightly with an 'a holiday should be a good experience, non'? 
A place where people build forts and ramparts into the wild sea and a rooftop terrace on each house to see it from, courtyards with fountains in the middle of houses that look like mini palaces inside the most unassuming doors and down the skinniest alleys of a medieval medina. Markets serving up stone oven baked bread, perfectly soft and perfectly crusty,  buttery couscous, snail soup, boiled sheep's heads and silky treats steaming away in tajines around every corner.

My Morocco was as much a dusty and pale sunbleached postcard left out in a desert oasis as a vibrant jade and ruby coloured mosaic, changing colours like a chameleon.

May's a pretty lucky month!

Not only did I have the pleasure of a wonderful holiday in Morocco and now a week left to while away at home with a fridge full of fancy cheeses, and other goodies, bottles of duty free, a great book, my gorgeous greyhound Soda, my wonderful man and time to create, I also stumbled in the door to these lovely publishing surprises.
Very excited to have a write up in 
             Swiss Magazine, Kinki

Feature in the 7th issue of L.A.'s 22 zine 

Feature and front page of issue 17 in one of my favourite photography magazines, Ninja