The Corner Store – Like stale bait on the end of a fishing line, the offer of ‘two balls for a dollar’ struggles to tempt our burning desire for a bargain.
Outdoor Australia – Echoing our vacuous material lifestyle, this billboard, with its green coastal fringe and seemingly barren neglected centre, seems specific to Australia as a whole.
Mandurama Storm – As a fierce storm approaches, a last shaft of sunlight casts an ominous shadow on our relationship with nature.
Cape Le Grande – An embryonic stage of construction.
Beyond the Bowser – A peaceful hillside view filtered by man-made artefacts.
East Meets West – A winter frost burns an uncomfortable alliance between these visual manifestations of energy.
Firefly – Ignored by the sentinel-like precision placed bins, only the now scorched and shade-less tree bears witness to what occurs in the night.
Wave Rock – The grass is always greener…
Lake Mulwala – The birds leaving this scene could be forgiven for never returning to this myriad of dead trees in a man-made lake.
Tamworth Trolley – The humble shopping trolley, an enabler to shop till we drop.
Caught in Limbo – Modern relics suspended in time, a common sight almost everywhere.
Morgans Lookout – White steps of steel conquer this once natural climb.
The Servo – Running on empty, defeat imminent.
Bulgary Phone Exchange – The cost of staying barely connected.
Life by the Levee – The modern struggle: keeping our heads above the mortgage.
Beauty Clinic – Skin deep and headless.
A Dogs Life – All dressed up and nowhere to go.
Estella Rise – The building blocks of suburban sprawl, like artists painting by numbers.
South Bowenfels Cemetery – The sky above offers ascension, but not without one last reminder of humankind’s seemingly immortal power that entwines the earth.
International Hotel – Strangely, before construction is even finished, this new hotel already casts a demeanour of decay rather than grandeur.
Warkworth Coal Mine – This modern God personified stands within a man-made landscape of mining tailings, an increasingly common sight across regional Australia.
Capital Growth – Growth at head office flourishes as a take-over bid looms from behind.
The Joyride – Abandoned and broken, the car soon becomes an integral component of a new landscape aesthetic.
Johnston Street – The offers keep rolling in, an indiscriminate symptom of abandonment.
Emily – This extroverted display of sadness and loss is an increasingly familiar contemporary lament.
Recreation Reserve – A small town’s last-ditch effort to stop the exodus.
Milawa Perfection – Promised dreams bite the dust as contentment looms.
Lithgow Intersection – The road ahead doesn’t always lead to the blissful serenity of home.
Last Stop Sofala – The final journey: a trip to the picturesque countryside.
Lock the Gate Campaign – Like cutting off a nose to spite its face, we sadly lose the freedom of access to what we strive to protect.
Cootamundra Gate – A chained façade endures, a reminder of the fallacy of security.
Mount Remarkable – The extent of our indelibly stamped human imprint is equally remarkable.
Nullarbor Whale – Held aloft above a meager inland sea, the whale, conquered, replicated, and owned, can only watch as we mindlessly rush past.
Coffin Bay – This highway of denial of our ancient rhythms, which carves its way through nature’s own warnings, careers relentlessly towards the inevitable edge.
Nazis in the Night – Some donations are less charitable in their sentiment.
Port Augusta Cloud – Near what is known as the ‘Crossroads of Australia’, this neutral intersection of expression is background to a lone roadside memorial.
Pruned Blooms – One sense enhanced, another diminished.
A sign of Our Times – Want it, own it, buy it.
Penong Windmills – A sad reminder is all that remains of the delicate relationship between nature and resource, and a recent fall of rain does little more than mock our efforts.
Dubbo Drive In – Planted to impede non-paying patrons without cars, the now rampant cacti perform better than ever.
Civil Management – This tank lies on the edge of town, just off the somewhat incongruously named Golden Highway.
Murrumbidgee Catering Van – Like a shop window, this fence separates what someone has from what someone wants.
The Red Boot Shop – Even with nothing left to protect, these boots weren’t made for walking through this well-worn local shortcut.
Comfort Stop – Like life, it seems as if this roadside rest stop is no picnic.
Caged Care – On some days an elderly resident casts crumbs to the birds outside the bars.
Stop Revive Survive – A familiar catch phrase becomes an all but defeated plea