Road trip to the high country.
As often as we can my partner & I go on little adventure, sweet escapes from the busy city life.
The forest air has this magic smell that transport you around.
Discovering places and exploring is something to open your mind and senses, something that make you feel alive, real.
We went for a hike, walked around beautiful forest scenery & cross the path of a monitor lizard. First I thought it was a dangerous australian creature, but it was really calm and probably scared of us as it went to hide on the tree.
Bunyip State Park, Victoria, Australia.
I accept that all photography is voyeuristic and exploitative, and obviously I live with my own guilt and conscience. It’s part of the test and I don’t have a problem with it. ” (Martin Parr)
film photography, Mount Martha, December 2013
One of the most beautiful and magical country I’ve been, small on the map but so much to do and see. Went from Auckland to Christchurch, felt in love with all the different landscape, and the new zealander are so far the kindest people !
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New Zealand road trip, June-July 2013
Australia is full of difference scenery and surprise, those rock pools by the ocean was an amazing place to go !
There is something absolutely magical about nature that attract my eyes, makes me wonder how it all work. Sometimes you just need to stop, put everything down, contemplate the beauty.
This is where I came from. France.
As I’m traveling around Australia, I realized how little I have seen from France. I’ve seen some of course, as south France was my family holiday destination every year or so, but I haven’t really get the ‘french’ experience. Maybe because I’m french. And probably because when you’re younger you don’t enjoy trips as much as when you’re an adult. You don’t really appreciate it, you appreciate it but unconsciously. It’s your everyday scenery, it’s your holidays, it’s a fact.
I think every people from every country hasn’t seen their country as travelers do. We should though. We should admire what surrounding us more.
Bretagne, France, July 2012
I love living in Melbourne, I love this arty feeling that surround the whole city. I think this is not the kind of city people imagine when we talk about Australia. You don’t see much surfers and it’s not sunny 365 days a year. It’s Melbourne, it’s rainy sometimes, it’s about café and lifestyle. It’s about layering your outfit so you’re ready for any weather during the day. Some people found it annoying. I think it what’s make Melbourne, Melbourne.
Melbourne CBD from the Taxi Dining Room, January 2013
/Night Noodle Markets in Alexandra Park, Melbourne.