Australians will tell you that stories about the Outback are more truth than fiction. Hardships come naturally in that part of the country; what you learn about life doesn’t always come from a book.
“If you don’t put in the hard yards, you will not get results,” says Kathy Ellem, who grew up in Beechworth, a small town about 175 miles north of Melbourne in the state of North Victoria, where her family owned and operated a 100-acre apple farm. “Sometimes nature or the markets seem to be against us but without that effort in the first place we would go nowhere.”
A Gentle Light
30” by 40”
“It isn’t very often that I will be out taking photos and know without a doubt that I will be using that reference image and have a plan just come to mind immediately, but it did happen on this occasion.”
Two Lefts and a Right
30” by 40”
“I was very inspired by the relationship this Bullocky had with his animals; there was a great deal of mutual respect. On a technical note, I was captivated by the light on the subjects and really wanted to show texture and grit walking in the dusty paddock.”