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Norway 2

In the mountains with my guys <3

Photos from a visit to Karlee J Sangster’s studio in Melbourne, Australia

Renae and baby boy Ethan in Hudiksvall, Sweden, shot with my Leica M6

Something about these streets | Stockholm, Sweden shot with my Leica M6

My brother Andre and his youngest daughter, Mosa

A long weekend at Hill End, a tiny old gold rush town a few hours west of Sydney, with the best people.

A long weekend spent in Hill End, a tiny old gold rush town a few hours west of Sydney, with the very best people.

Behind the scenes on a shoot for Plant by Packwood with model Anne Moffat

Maddy, Isabella and I went camping at Uloola Falls (via Karloo Pools) in the Royal National Park and it was just right.

The water, the water! | I just can’t get enough of these little ladies. Every time I see them they’ve grown a tad taller, lost another tooth and picked up another skill. I know I’m biased but I find them endlessly fascinating and delightful. A simple thing like a visit to the beach is an adventure, their tiny faces full of wonder. I still feel unsure and a little afraid of motherhood but when it comes to being an aunty I have no doubts.

Kind of Like Oceans | It was a public holiday and Bronte beach was packed. The surf was so rough and everyone was getting knocked around by the waves. Not quite the relaxing dip I was hoping for so I hopped out and took a few snaps instead.

We found a rundown old race course on the way back from the TarraWarra Museum of Art | Chloe, BC and Michael in Melbourne

Our Sunshine (Summer Longing) | I can't conjure up the sensation of sweat on my skin as a warm breeze blows. I don't recall those still nights. When did cool water provide any relief at all?

House & Farm

As my friend and colleague Zan Rowe reminded us all on Twitter this morning, it’s Mid Year Report time! The radio station I work for, triple j, will spend this week looking back over the musical gems and milestones of the first six months of 2015. I’ve definitely caught myself thinking about how awesome this year has been music-wise so I thought I’d join in and let you know what sounds I’ve been digging.

  1. Let It Happen – Tame Impala

  2. Short Movie – Laura Marling

  3. No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross – Sufjan Stevens

  4. Chateau Lobby #4 (In C for Two Virgins) – Father John Misty

  5. Multi-Love – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

  6. Aerial Love – Daniel Johns

  7. Letting Go – Braids

  8. Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Taylor Swift

  9. Bitch Better Have My Money – Rihanna

  10. Do You Remember – Jarryd James

What about you?

Yeah, I know, more pics from summer (I took a whole lot – it was a good one). But it’s a sunny 22 degrees C day in Sydney (what winter?) so I was reminded of this glorious Cronulla afternoon with Rachel, Chloe, Lee, Sophie and Maddy.

'Small Town Girl - Australia, South Africa and the USA' opens at Gaffa Gallery (Sydney CBD) between 6-8pm on May 14 2015 as part of the Head On Photo Festival. I'd love to see you there!

Backyard Girl

A little girl over the back fence in Grafton