Musings from a Heart-Shaped Island

the light!

Sassafras leaves on tri-x black and white film

SASSAFRAS

The serrated leaves of the Blackheart Sassafras tree have a sarsaparilla-like scent that when chewed are said to give you ‘a bit of a kick’. In times past, the cinnamon scented bark has been used ...
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 ...
Bridge over Meander River in Tasmania shot with hasselblad 500cm on Tri-X film

THE BRIDGE

Why do we embroider everything we say with special emphasis when all we really need to do is simply say what needs to he said? Of course the fact is that there is very little that needs to be ...
Meander Tasmania. Caravan window and forest with ortho 80 film.

SMALLEST BLESSINGS

It’s easy to miss the smallest blessings. It was a Tuesday, one of the last days of the year. I woke up to tree shadows against the caravan window. This tiny detail made me smile, I grabbed the ...