• Photojournalism,  Projects

    Photographing the Perth Royal Show 2012 and failing miserably…

    I can’t tell the screams of my friend apart from the yelling of the others. I’m just glad I have my feet firmly on terra firma, two showbags and a handbag (hers) wedged firmly between them and a camera (mine) in my hands. She gave me the works last year when the Perth Royal Agricultural Show was on. First, she took me blind as ever (I had to take off my glasses) onto  a ride that took you up, spun you around, held you upside down and dropped you down, over and over again. With a harness that didn’t seem like it wanted to hold on to my petite figure,…

  • Photojournalism

    Equal Love Rally Perth 2012

    It’s far sunnier than I expected on a Perth winter weekend morning as I enter Stirling Gardens formerly the Supreme Court Gardens. It’s an innocent bit of greenery in the middle of the city. On Saturday, 11 August 2012, it got taken over. And I was there to protest. And to photograph. Equal Love – it nearly sounds like something left over from the ’70s but this isn’t that old but neither is it exactly new. Across the world several countries have amended laws to allow people with alternative gender identities and sexual orientations, all sorts of civil rights including the right to marry. Eight years ago, the Federal government…