Author: louisefaulknerphotography

Image: Xanthorrhoea

William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2020 finalist image. After the forest fire, orange scars are revealed through the weight of gentle rain sloughing ashy layers from remaining trees. These Xanthorrhoea trunks appear molten, melted, their curled tendrils a relief from the tired lines of […]

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Image: Her feet, with fish

I have so many portraits of her face, her smile, her freckles, her eyes. A traditional artist’s approach and a mother’s prerogative. Yet those images do not adequately express the places she loves, where she revels in frivolous youth, where she is quiet and her […]

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Image: The Baths

Our Novocastrian identity is draped in blue & green. Our steel blue collar harbour history. The emerald water. The endless depth of blue coastal sky. We are enveloped from head to heart, from then to now. My own identity is wrapped up in cerulean memories. […]

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The devil in Tassie II

The devil in Tassie II

On a recent trip to Tasmania – my first – I had the chance to visit the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. I’ve wanted to visit this area for years. Fuelled by an early passion for the environment driven by the Franklin Dam controversy, combined […]

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Franklin Gordon

After a week of work in Tasmania, I was ready to visit Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. It has been on my bucket list for most of my adult life. A stunning place, I walked as much as I could in the few hours […]

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With camera in Canberra, walking.

I locked in a few solo days on leave and headed south west to the nation’s capital. With no plans except to visit the National and Portrait galleries, the rest of my trip was an open book. Just me, my camera and google maps. Canberra […]

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R U OK?

Yesterday was ‘R U OK?’ Day. A day where we are asked to check in on each other with the simple question “Are you OK?”. RUOK is a charity aiming to battle depression and prevent suicide through creating a more connected world. I thought about […]

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The devil in Tassie

Autumn. I was visiting Tasmania for the first time. It was unseasonally warm. The apple isle had been in the grip of an extended hot season. As always in Australia, the resulting storms and lightning strikes had started many fires. Wide, rolling fires, hard to […]

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A little bit of Boyd

Two weeks of bliss – a road trip to the NSW Far South Coast, no plans, no commitments, just a laundry list of National Parks to visit as we worked our way back up the coast. The Parks we visited were new to us. Each […]

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The Cubby House.

Sisters Simone and Kate decided to surprise their parents with photographs of their children playing in their grandparents backyard. This same backyard was home to an enormous and sturdy jacaranda tree which encased the kids cubby-house, clearly well-loved and often played in by visiting grandchildren. […]

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He’s 50.

My partner Martin turned 50. We hosted a celebration over 4 days at a rented property in Moonan Brook, NSW, at the western end of the Barrington Tops. Family and friends stayed in the main house, the bunk house, their caravan or tents. We had […]

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Osika & Talisa

Recently I had the privilege of photographing the engagement party of Osika & Talisa. Held at The Depot in Beaumont St. Newcastle, the night was a delight, a true celebration. Osika’s family hails from Tonga whilst Talisa’s family has roots in New Zealand – both […]

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