In this image you can see all of Australia's famous Bondi Beach from Ben Buckler to St Marks Park in one image. Bondi is a wonderful mix of day trippers, long term locals, fashionistas, religious devotees and surfers. This diverse population overlaps and blends, marking out their territory for a short time and contributing to the energy of the suburb.
This image is part of a series that that I have been working towards for several years.
During my Masters degree I was reading works by environmental author David Suzuki. He has ideas about small communities that resonated with me.
I was trying to find a way to illustrate these ideas of working, living, growing food and learning within a small geographical area. In a way it is a positive insularity.
After much trial and error I combined several existing techniques to create an original photographic approach that captures in amazing detail and clarity a panorama into a circular image. I call these images CircPan (circular panorama).
The images have the look of an aerial photograph, in this case shot from a boat moored off the beach. They are a unique approach to landscape photography.
The image is printed on archival paper with pigment inks, embossed with my seal and posted rolled in a tube.