In this image you can see the the small rockpool / swimming hole at the southern end of Bronte Beach. Known as the bogey hole it has been the place that countless generations of children learn to swim and gain confidence in the water. It is protected from the waves by the encircling rocks but clean from the tidal changes. Bronte is a popular stopping point for the walk that follows the headlands from Bondi through to Coogee.
A truly beautiful spot.
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.