Naked Portrait & Nude 1994-1999

I prefer the term naked portrait to nude, but for web clarity I use the word nude

These images were made in the period 1994 to 1999 in the Western Australian Main Karri Belt. This work marks my leaving the studio environment and returning to photography in natural light. During this period the majority of my photographic work was the documentation of the defense and destruction of the karri forest

Prints are for sale as fine limited edition archivally processed silver gelatine prints in rag board mats



woman diving black white photograph
Woman Diving, Lowlands Beach, January 1997
naked portrait Goblin Swamp black white photograph
Nude, Goblin Swamp, December 1997
naked portrait with clay black white photograph
Naked Woman and Clay, Goblin Swamp, 1996
naked portrait with clay black white photograph
Naked Woman and Clay, Goblin Swamp, 1996
naked portrait with clay black white photograph
Naked Woman and Clay, Goblin Swamp, 1996
nude woman with ash black white photograph
Nude Woman with Ash, Sutton State Forest, 1998
nude woman with ashblack white photograph
Nude Woman and Ash, Sutton State Forest 1994
nude woman in sea black white photograph
Naked Portrait, Windy harbour 1994
nude woman in sea black white photograph
Naked Portrait, Windy harbour 1994
naked women on karri tree stump black white photograph
Peta and Debbie on the Megastump
Gardner 08 State Forest, January 1999

The tree really was that big. The dimensions are: widest diameter 4.07 metre, circumference around butresses 14.03 metres

The timber turned out to be "useless" and now lies on the forest floor. I have heard that a video recording was made of Wayne Crombie-Wilson felling the tree to be kept as a trophy

Regarding the logging of Gardner 08 State Forest, Peter Beatty, CALM Planning Officer for this block stated "This [Gardner 08] was the most ancient and pristine area [of karri forest] we had. We decided to log it because the timber industry was locked out of Jane and Giblett Forests by protests."

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