I was always a “wild & creative soul”, as my encouraging parents so endearingly reminisce; covered head-to-toe in dust or glitter. Born & raised as a cowboy-hat-wearing, pony-riding, muddy-puddle-jumping, barefoot little bush-brat amongst the mountain ranges of Yarra Valley in Australia.
One thing lead to another & in my late 20’s, I found myself living on a 5000 acre Cattle, Sheep & Cropping property in rural Victoria. It was here that I discovered my affinity for photography & my passion for sharing the world through my eyes was born. I started saturating social media with a kaleidoscope of my “happy feels & country vibes”. Each photo designed to remind us that from the Outback to the sea; the mountains to the country; our universal language is photography (& dirt)! Those vibes quickly attracted my tribe & an extraordinary audience began to grow, showing so much support & finding relatable joy in my visual-ramblings.
An Australian Country Girl & American Cowboy love story.
I believe that photography is something that I will continue developing for the rest of my life. With so much wisdom to gain, I want to start filling that jar with fireflies of knowledge & endeavour to learn alongside phenomenal, seasoned photographers to fuel that fire.
I thirst for the “in-betweens”; the magic that happens all around, not just in the frame of action. The wise couple with their hands entwined amongst the crowd. The weathered cowboys kneeling down to pray behind the chutes. The angle that feels like a vascular bucking bronc is soaring over the lens. The unspeakable bond between a girl & her horse. The herd of roaming cattle kicking up dust that sparkles in the sun like an interstellar nebula.
My goal is to continue developing a personal style that is unapologetically, me! To stand out. To let my work tell a story, speak for itself & be identifiable through the ages eg. “I’d know that photo anywhere, it’s by B!” My goal is to be a “Wrangler of Moments”, more than a technically flawless Photographer. To be brave enough to challenge my imagination & create beautiful sh*t!
In closing, photography evokes emotions & preserves memories. When our memory may fail us, photos remain true. I remember my Grandparents having photos proudly displayed around their home. How they could look through albums with fond nostalgia & be transported back to that exact moment. I feel that is my legacy, my purpose. To help capture those moments for people to cherish for life. Because if we don’t use our skills, pass down our passions, our ‘je ne sais quoi’, to shine a little ray of sunshine on those around us, why are we really here?
“The sooner we realise that we will never live the same moment twice; is the sooner we will cherish each moment in our life.” –B.
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