In 1996 I was comissioned by Australian Vogue to shoot portraits of the writer Frannie Hopkirk who had just written a book on her late brother the artist Brett Whitley. She lived four hours west of Sydney - traveling over the Blue Mountains to a small village between Bathurst and Orange was to become something I did with a religious fervour on as many occassions as possible for the next three years.
We were immeadiate friends. I can still remember our first conversations and listening to music..This Mortal Coil, Dead Can Dance, Popol Vuh, Mascagni..
Frannie and I started working together. The picture above is from a feature on the famous gold mining town ‘Hill End’ which has been frequented by Artists since the early 1940’s.