Gary’s digital gallery
The various images in this digital portfolio are of the South Australian and Victorian Mallee. They have been taken with a digital camera on various road trips. Though I mostly use a digital camera to scope images for my film photos in the Mallee Routes project, sometimes these digital sketches stand on their own. Often the sketches are better than the subsequent film images, primarily because I happened to be there at the right time with a digital camera. Going back to the same spot to re-photograph with a film camera means working in different conditions. That means a different photo.
Being on the road trip in the Mallee means that you have to do a lot of driving to become familiar with the region, a willingness to wander off the beaten track, and an acceptance that you need to work within the conditions that you find yourself in. Hence the idea of making sketches for future work.