December 31, 2012

happy new year

... well it's not quite the new year yet, but I thought I might just share with you some of my favorite moments rom this crazy and amazing past year!

December 23, 2012

an evening by the sea

On Friday night, Paul, his older brother Daniel and I decided to take a impromptu trip to the ocean to watch the sunset. We decided to go and explore a little place called Point. Addis because of the amazing views of the Great Ocean Road and the quiet sandy beach. 

We left in a flurry, hoping to catch the sun before it dipped down behind the steep cliffs of the Australian Coastline. The sky was golden, with rays of sunshine seeping through the trees and bathing the fields of farmland in glorious light. The air was cool, shocking my face as we drove slow around bendy roads with the windows down. The fresh smell of grass leaked into the car and we sang to our favourite songs, piercing the silence of the country for just a second. 

When we arrived, the sun was a burnt orange glow just peeking over the cliffs. We quickly got out of the car and started exploring, breathing in the fresh salty air and feeling at peace with the world. Daniel took panoramic photos with his camera while Paul and I chased moths along the boardwalks and admired the beautiful gradient of the sky. 

We walked down the steep steps to run along the sandy beach. We stood on the edge of the water, the lukewarm liquid tickling our toes every so often. People were fishing and swimming topless and the moon was high in the nights sky, illuminating us. Paul buried his feet in the sand while I danced and twirled in the water. 

We stood up on the railings, taking in the scenery. I felt content with my life, at ease and totally oblivious to the rest of the world. I was in this moment, wholly and fully. I felt infinite in every way and my happiness extended from my smile to the tips of my fingers. 

Hope you all have a wonderful and merry Christmas with those who love you most. I'll have some Christmassy photos to share with you all on boxing day.

*All photos taken and edited with my Iphone 5 and VSCO Cam

December 15, 2012

walls, stations and procrastination

 A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai) 1993
transparency in light box, unique state
250 x 397

I went to Jeff Wall's exhibition at the NGV on Thursday afternoon. It was pouring rain after a day of muggy heat, sweat and headaches. It was half an hour before the gallery closed so I swiftly walked around the exhibition, being immersed in the photographer's work. 

December 11, 2012

I got into...

... to study fine arts photography next year in 2013!

I'm honestly so relieved to have this news. It means now I don't need to worry about my ATAR score next week or changing my preferences. I'm so excited to begin the process of transitioning to university and studying something I absolutely love and have a passion for!

Thank you to everyone for the support you gave me before and after my interviewing process. I was a little nervous and wasn't sure I was going to get in, but keeping your fingers crossed for me really helped out!

December 6, 2012


 Back in the September school holidays two of my lovely friends came down from Wangaratta to spend the day with me, wandering around the streets of Melbourne in aid of a little experiment and photo shoot.

December 5, 2012


About a week ago I turned eighteen and an adult in the society's opinion. It's an odd feeling having all those barriers associated with being underage being dropped just like that. I don't feel any different so why does being on Earth just one more day make me eligible for all the things that have been denied to me this year because of my age rather than my maturity?