DO­MINIQUE FELIC­ITY

This wan­der­ing pho­tog­ra­pher’s mov­ing home takes her fam­ily on far-flung ad­ven­tures, Magic School Bus style.

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De­scribe where you are right now… On the road to a coastal town called 1770 near the Great Bar­rier Reef, plan­ning on spend­ing a week bush camp­ing just north of it.

What made you de­cide to travel Aus­tralia in a bus? My hus­band and I talked about it for a long time, but while preg­nant with Lilly-Mary we re­ally be­gan to re­alise that we were never go­ing to be happy liv­ing a con­ven­tional life. So a few weeks af­ter hav­ing her, we bought our bus. It took a fur­ther two years to ren­o­vate and make it into our home, and to make a space that would grow as Lilly did.

What’s the best thing about be­ing on the road? I love be­ing able to wake up be­fore sunrise, walk out of the bus, with my cup of cof­fee, and pho­to­graph the ocean a few me­tres away. Be­ing able to have the op­por­tu­nity to be so close to na­ture and ex­pe­ri­ence things so fully, it's mag­i­cal. I love the feel­ing of be­ing con­stantly inspired by the lo­ca­tions I visit, and I very rarely find my­self cre­atively blocked any­more.

The worst? We are a fam­ily of col­lec­tors and I love pick­ing up use­less knick-knacks and books, which we hon­est to god don't have space for. Who has been the most fas­ci­nat­ing per­son you've met while trav­el­ling? A older gen­tle­man called Bob, who looked just like Santa and had been liv­ing and trav­el­ling in a small camper­van for over ten years. He loved the soli­tude of na­ture and was very kind and shared a lot of very use­ful in­for­ma­tion. He was also an avid col­lec­tor of didgeri­doos.

What makes a great photo? My favourite photos are when sev­eral nat­u­ral el­e­ments come to­gether. It's such a rare mo­ment when ev­ery­thing just works and it can be to­tally in­spir­ing to look at an im­age so raw and gen­uine.

Where would you love to shoot? In­dia is a big one on my list. I've been fas­ci­nated with the cul­ture and land for as long as I can re­mem­ber. Also, the Ama­zon in South Amer­ica, I would love to cap­ture im­ages of life there.

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