Australian Outback Photos

The following images show some of Australia's most remote places- an assembly of many year's work.

Creek bed, Port Hedland Road, Munjina area
#CreekBedPortHedlandRoad, Munjina area

The above image is from the Pilbara, a West Australian region often known as the "North-West".

The rawness of outback lifestyle is presented here with uncompromising candour. This confrontation with space and time is not for the faint hearted. The area was featured in the movie “Japanese Story” as the background to a drama between a Japanese visitor and his female guide. The Pilbara Region is also the setting for the Australian movie "Red Dog".

The Pilbara Landscape mainly consists of sweeping plains interspersed with rugged coastlines. The main features are the Hamersley Ranges and the Fortescue River system, which mainly flows during the wet season (February-March). Much of the Region is covered in scrub and spinifex. The dominant plants are either eucalyptus or acacia.

Distances can be huge. This image was taken over 1700 kilometres from Perth, the nearest city. Many locations are desolate. The asbestos town of Wittenoom is slowly being reclaimed by the earth.The traveller is often presented with an unending horizon.These visions of Australia are glimpses: assembling a whole montage means continual navigation; 'walkabout wandering' where time is irrelevant and the land itself becomes the traveller's 'canvas'.

These 'footprints' are transitory. Away from the cities, there are few landmarks.The Aussie interior is pockmarked with unfinished traces of human activity, old journeys that have run out of road. The tell-tale signs of forsaken dreams and the 'recycling' of old technology.  Bush topography is overlaid with 'make-do' survival: the essence of resourcefulness and the spirit to continue.  One can still navigate.