IN 2015 I travelled to Falls Creek in Winter, to photograph both the natural and man made elements in the resort & alpine environment, the iconic infrastructure: chairlifts, safety equipment, snow ploughs, how they perform their intended purpose, yet form amazing graphic compositions & coexist harmoniously within the natural landscape. What had attracted me to the snow at Falls Creek in Winter, I am now studying in the Summer season. This infrastructure sitting dormant, though proudly, as they wait for the feverishness of the next winter season to embark.
Sunrise 24/3 over Rocky Valley Lake. Sunny conditions have returned, and just a light mist hovering over the lake. Could watch this for hours. The patterns in the mist are carried with the slight breeze, gently floating above the water. It is almost silent, apart form the occasional sounds of birds beginning to stir.
The rain eventually stopped today, however the fog remained - never a bad thing though - plenty of potential with fog. We had a frustrating morning with nothing to see at all - zero visibility. In the afternoon, the signs are all pointing towards better days on the way. Its a fine line of what makes great conditions for an image, there were just a few moments where the fog lifted enough for the sun to break through & illuminate the mountains
Been raining now, pretty much non stop for 2 Days. This is exactly the right time to be here - this is where i want to be to capture it. You can feel the climate changing, the temperature has dropped, the light has a quality as it gets lower in the sky. The amazing blue sky conditions i found when I arrived have gone for now, they feel more like the starting line, of what will be a long race or event over the coming months.
Have completed my first Sunrise & Sunset at Falls. I am simply mesmerised by the landscape. having spent so much time here in the winter, and having a particular experience of the landscape - witnessing these hills now in a completely new light. Whilst I am always attracted to the graphic shapes of man made objects within the landscape, I am loving the naturally forming shapes and patterns of these hills.
Have just arrived in Falls Creek, and the weather is superb. It is the perfect way to begin this story, documenting the gradual and seasonal change in the landscape, where snow covered hills is the destination. As the weeks go by, can't wait to see the storm fronts approach, the first falls of snow, and these peaks covered in white.
In August 2015, I set out to the Stunning Alpine Resort of Falls Creek in Victoria, with and idea.
A little over 12 Months later I had exhibited a body of work “The Fall”, a series shot in winter at the snow & alpine regions of Australia.
Today I am thrilled to announce being a recipient of the Falls Creek Artist in Residence Grant.
Over the next few months & with the assistance of the Falls Creek Resort Management, I will be documenting the seasonal change in the landscape at Falls Creek, the gradual change from Rocky Alpine Range, to snow capped peaks.
The transformation & build to the new winter season.