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