Welcome to PhotoVoltaicPoetry

poems ~ photographs ~ videos ~ music ~ essais  – through a green lens

I am a writer and photographer, passionate about art and the natural world and deeply concerned about the future.

Wyn and I live beside Jagun Nature Reserve in Gumbaynggirr Jagun [Gumbaynggirr country]. Jagun means hiome/dwelling.

VIRUS 2020 ~ a daily journal 

My daily journal of writings and photographs, Virus 2020 started in January, before I knew it was going to become an ongoing project, From March documenting the day became a daily activity, to document the pandemic from a regional and global perspective. I look at both personal and wider social/economic ramifications, but primarily focus on this crisis as an opportunity to appreciate and (as usual) celebrate the natural environment.

We need to use these strange, uncertain times to re-evaluate what is really important, and in a time of lockdown, appreciate what is in our immediacy – the natural world.

Jagun, partly burnt tree, 7 Sept

From August, this daily journal (not yet uploaded, hoping to re-arrange this site first) concentrates on Natural Aesthetics, a theme frequently mentioned earlier. Natural Aesthetics is a way to cope with the anxiety of lockdown, disease, depression, unemployment and the uncertainty of what lies ahead, a way of enjoying being alive, and also a spur to resetting how we live and recognising the damage we are (all) doing to the natural environment and all life forms.Sawtell, dawn, 16 Aug 

 

Darter, Nambucca River, 6 Aug

Natural aesthetics is a positive step towards restoring our lost connections for the health of the planet, our society and ourselves.