I was excited to be announced as a semi-finalist in the 2016 Moran Australian Contemporary Photography prize recently. My image is one of family and sentimentally …….
I was spending some valuable time with my children and grandchildren on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland (I’m from Melbourne). The home was owned by my son-in-law’s deceased grandparents and was built in the 60’s. It is now dwarfed by the high-rise apartments that tower over Golden Beach. The family had all come out to watch my grandson (Otis) carry out the tradition his father had commenced at around the same age – to water the front lawn for his Grandpa as the sun set after a long hot day. It struck me that the image could have been from the 1960’s, or 70’s, or 80’s – right up to now! The thought that his great-great Grandfather he’d never met might be watching and smiling as the tradition continued really affected me – Timeless!