Garguree, “The Gully” Aboriginal Place, Katoomba, NSW, Australia.

Most of my photography is created in Australia.  I always try to be mindful that whether I might be in a pristine wilderness, or in a busy city, the constant factor is that Australia is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.

The local area where I live is traditional land of the Gundungurra and Darug peoples, and the place where I grew up is on the traditional land of the Guringai people.  Some of my favorite places for photography are on traditional land of  the Gadigal of the Eora Nation.

As I do my photographic work, I would like at all times to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the land upon which I walk.  I recognise that it is their association with the land that sustains Aboriginal culture, languages, spirituality, art, law, and life.  With this in mind, I would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present.

Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo, the “Three Sisters”, Aboriginal Place, Katoomba NSW, Australia.