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So bring on the rebels, the ripples from pebbles, the painters and poets and plays. And here’s to the fools who dream, crazy as they may seem.
Cable Beach, Broome
Roebuck Bay, Broome
The million dollar question….. How hard can it really be to take beautiful photos in a place as beautiful as the Kimberley? Piece of cake, right?
Let’s be honest, the Kimberley definitely stacks the odds in our favour. And yet as someone who has now spent 6 years poking around the Kimberley in search of beautiful places and beautiful images it’s easy to carry the invisible burden of capturing – or creating – something better than last time – creating new work that people haven’t seen before and new work that is at least as good as what I’ve done before. It’s a fun game.
Gary’s aerial cinematography from The Kimberley region of Western Australia will be featured in an upcoming BBC production, Rituals.
You can see some of the original footage in my Discover The Kimberley video below. Or hop on over here to see the full archive of available aerial stock video footage from the Kimberley.
The Kimberley after dark is anything but silent. Yep, there are moments of perfect stillness and a distinct lack of manmade noise but generally ‘the bush’ is a cacophony of Mother Nature at her best.
Here on the Fitzroy River after sunset it is anything but silent. Dusk is accompanied by an orchestra of birdsong not heard most of the day. And when the sun sets and the full moon rises over the Fitzroy’s still waters a whole new soundscape comes to life. The call of cicadas is everywhere, pulsing and chirping in perfect symphony. Wallabies occasionally thump on the riverbanks. Micro bats flutter overhead. Fish – or crocs – occasionally splash in the river. And a pair of Barking Owls call back and forth ever so gently. On the Munja Track a lone Dingo howls, frogs croak and Blue Wing Kookaburras cackle and laugh. At Kooljaman waves crash on the eastern beach, a gecko chirps, and a gentle breeze rustles the dry grass. The darkness of a perfect Kimberley night is anything but empty and anything but silent – it is pulsing with life at every turn.
Gary’s archive of aerial drone videos from the spectacular Kimberley region of Western Australia is now available for commercial use. Get in touch to discuss licensing these videos for your TV/film production or marketing material.
Happy new year folks!
We saw a great response again last year to my new RFDS Kimberley and Gibb River Road photography calendars for 2018. The larger format and extra images seems to have made them very popular with locals and visitors alike.
Amazing to think this all started with a small batch of 10 calendars printed for friends and family back in 2013. To now have them selling through 35 outlets across the Kimberley, to have the photos on people’s walls around the world, and to be able to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the process is all pretty staggering.
Two words. THANK YOU!
We ended up selling more than 2800 calendars this year and officially raised $13,855 for RFDS Western Australia. With a number of outlets also donating their calendar profits directly to the RFDS the real total raised was more than $18,000 in 2017. This brings our overall fundraising total for 2016-2017 to more than $30,000 thanks to everyone’s generosity and support.
I’m also pretty stoked that after last’s year’s 6 week Kimberley camping trip I’ve got more than 60 new photos that I will be featuring in next year’s calendars, available for the start of the 2018 tourist season.
I hope your own photo adventures are treating you well. Stay creative. And stay curious.
Til next time,
Check out my latest drone video from the spectacular Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Every year for the last 5 years I’ve clocked up about 6 weeks exploring the Kimberley’s dusty, corrugated roads and beautiful gorges in my free time. This process of going back to places at different times of the day – and different times of year – builds a familiarity that feeds my photography and video work. This latest video is a collection of footage shot over that period and helps set the context for all of the adventures and misadventures that I’ve enjoyed along the way.
What is it that draws me back to this place? It’s a question I wrestle with time and again, as I am now, camped next to the Pentecost River in the East Kimberley at the end of my 6-week trip.
The Kimberley, of course, is different things to different people. For some it’s a holiday and a place to escape cooler climates down south. For others it’s a pilgrimage of sorts – a tradition – like the father and son on their way to Kalumburu for their bi-annual fishing trip. For others, like Ken Duncan’s photography tour group, it’s a great photography workshop of sorts. And of course, for a lot of people, it is home.
Sometimes beauty is in the details.
As photographers it’s very easy to run ourselves ragged hunting for the big shot – the hero shot. But sometimes there’s something much more beautiful right under our nose. Like the reflections of late afternoon light on burnt Kimberley sandstone. Blue and orange and black.
It’s not the photo most people would walk away with from Bell Gorge but it’s these little details that keep me captivated and keep me falling in love with the place time and time again.
Don’t forget to open your eyes and slow down long enough to lose yourself in the details.