Musings from a Heart-Shaped Island

Nikon F5

Vinyl records and guitar on Kodak Double X cinema film

MUSIC

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche. Welcome to the music room. The loft at the top of the stairs offers a diverse collection of vinyl as well as a crate or two of ...
Looking out to Bass Strait on black and white film

JANUARY 26

“Warrawarrawa (they are all dead)”. This is what the Aboriginal people said when Captain Cook’s ‘ghost ship’ arrived at Botany Bay in 1770. The warnings of these ghostly visitors spread ...
Backlit grasses at opossum bay on Portra 400 film

THE LIGHT

Gentle in the morning. Cloaking the table succulents. And the kids as they read their breakfast books. The Light. Abrasive. . . . Then it turns yellow. Then pink. Afternoon spheres, dancing. A ...
Golden Rock Lily bush tucker plant in Deloraine, Tasmania.

YELLOW

The colour of the morning light as it cuts through the timber cupboards in the kitchen, and across the shiny tiles on the floor. The one time I’m grateful for those black shiny tiles.