Last year I spent one month hiking and photographing on Jeju Island in South Korea. I often leave the images sitting on my computer for a while before I make a final selection. I want to be able to detach my emotions from the place and time.
I have never really been a nature photographer, actually I don’t even like to classify myself as any ‘kind’ of photographer. I just take photos of the world around me, wherever I am at the time. When I am not travelling, I live in a small coastal town in Australia. It’s very easy to go for long walks here and not see another person, but I do encounter a lot of wildlife in the natural environment, so that is what I take photos of. Every photo I make receives the same attention, whether it is a sentient being, an object or a landscape. In the end, it’s all part of the same reality.
Sometimes it’s difficult for me to decide if an image works better in black and white or in colour. Generally, the colour has to add something to the narrative. When I get an image like this, I don’t have to choose! This is my idea of a coloured black and white image.