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My Photo scholarship 2011 entry

Australia | Tuesday, 8 November 2011 | 3 photos

I am 29 years old, a teacher and an occupational therapist. My work space is 4000 square miles of South Western Queensland, where I travel to remote schools to work with students who have disabilities. I have always been captivated by the changing landscapes of the Australian outback and I consider myself lucky to be able to travel through some of the most spectacular and sparse landscapes on a weekly basis. Even while travelling for work, my camera is always beside me, just in case the opportunity presents for that ‘perfect’ outback landscape shot.
Photography to me is the moments in life where the dirt and grass on my knees and clothes is a sign I’ve looked from a different perspective. I’m totally relaxed by the sound of the shutter, which seems to be like a hypnotist’s finger click – each photo taken seems to fade away all the internal chatter in my head and makes me focus on something beyond myself. I have a favourite quote, “perfection is my enemy” which sums up my relationship with photography. I seek perfection though it often eludes me!
My ultimate goal is just to share my photographs with the world – to let them inspire someone else to pick up a camera and be caught in the eternal pursuit for the ‘perfect’ photograph. To be given this scholarship opportunity would help fast track this goal and set in progress a new journey of learning for both myself, and other aspiring amateur photographers.
This set of photos is a macro series depicting the natural disaster of the 2011 Roma floods. The first photo represents the people affected, the second represents the damage to the natural environment and the third I consider to be the symbol of new hope that slowly returned after the clean up.

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