Lens & Muse
Australian Sand Dunes Project
What is the Australian Sand Dunes Project?
The Australian Sand Dunes Project is a personal landscape photography project.
Why did I choose sand dunes as the subject of my Australian landscape photography project?
Visiting the sand dunes located on the Worimi Conservation Lands in 2022, I felt an incredible sense of awe and wonder for these masses of ever-shifting sands. With undulating dunes as far as the eye could see, there was something so ethereal, surreal and otherworldly about this landscape. The ever-changing kaleidoscope of curves, textures and colours provided a visual feast for my eyes and my camera, and I knew that I wanted to create a photography project that would portray the raw, rugged, wild beauty of these magnificent landscapes.
What is the purpose of the project?
From a creative perspective my aim is to document these moving sand structures and create a body of work centred around the shapes, textures, tones and curves of these landscapes through my own unique lens of visual storytelling.
From an environmental perspective, I hope to learn more about the significance of sand dunes: how they are created, their purpose and to learn more about the ecological habitats and animals, reptiles and insects that inhabit them.
From a conservation perspective, I hope to learn more about the ways in which we can further protect these landscapes and its inhabitants, and to raise awareness about the vital role sand dunes play in the broader protection of our diverse Australian landscapes.
When will the project begin?
The project will officially begin in November 2022, with the project to be completed by November 2024.
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Acknowledgement of Country
I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which I live, learn, work and undertake this project. I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging.