2020 WISPAA Entry

I’m making only a single entry to the 2020 WISPAA Awards, but it’s one of my favourite sport photos I’ve ever taken. It is, in fact, two photos stacked on top of each other. The two locations of the touch judge in the foreground illustrate the moment of time that passed between the two exposures, while the action on the field captures the reaction of Australia’s Julia Robinson the moment she knew she’d been tackled – and then the aftermath of the tackle itself.

Catherine Anjo of Papua New Guinea saves a try with an athletic ankle tackle of Australia’s Julia Robinson at the Rugby League 9s World Cup – 19 October 2019 at Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta.

Wandering Without A Destination

December 2019 //
Thinking fondly of days spent with Snaps, wandering without a destination, avoiding work that I can no longer evade.

Difficult To Appreciate

June 2019 //
Places like Horseshoe Bend can be difficult to appreciate. While it is inarguably beautiful, it’s also packed with tourists who make it difficult to enjoy the scene. Some are lovely folks like this couple, who patiently awaited their turn at the railing for this photo opportunity. Others are impatient and walk off trail for their photo (past signs asking them not to do exactly that), ruining things for future visitors while also putting their lives at unnecessary risk. There will be positive outcomes of social distancing (be they greater or fewer than the negative ones) and I’m hoping that one will be an end to such gross behaviour out in the wild.