My creative practice is positioned within the documentary genre of photography and focused on investigating complex environmental and social issues. I work with an analogue medium format camera. I have a deep interest in personal stories, quiet moments and daily rituals deeply rooted in communities. My interest in Australian natural phenomena has led me to engage with subjects as diverse as the owners of cattle stations in the Outback (‘In the Bush’, 2018) or survivors of bushfires (‘State of Emergency’ 2019). My work is a reflection of my fascination with the human race and its resilience. Sisterhood is a continuation of documenting the life “after” of residents affected by the Black Summer bushfires and depicts a quiet afternoon spent with May, Alice and Poppy whose Cooroibah property was severely burnt during the fire. Two years later, the landscape is still a daily reminder of the events.

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