Welcome to PhotoVoltaic Poetry:

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 home/dwelling/country.

Recent Posts

Yurruun.ga wetlands new project

Yurruun.ga wetlands ~ this album orbits a remediated wetland in Gumbaynggirr Country (NSW), not long ago a dead and exhausted habitat destroyed by antimony processing. I undertake regular bird surveys here and this habitat is regaining its health. Life has returned, there is hope.

The album is formed by photographs that extend for 60 seconds. They are not edits excised from longer takes. The ‘photographs’ usually contain movement, but motion is often scarce. We have slow food and slow travel, this project is ‘slow video’. Aesthetics as informational & interesting. 

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Natural aesthetics is a step towards restoring lost connections.

March 5, 2021, Bongil Bongil National Park. First sunny morning for a while. After all the rain, I knew the Paperbark swamp would be a beautiful site, visually and musically, with bird song.

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Bumagin, a Gumbaynggirr man arguing. Logging protests after logging began in Nambucca State Forest. This council supports logging even after the devastation to habitat caused by November’s bushfires. 15 May 2020. SEE Nov/Dec Art Almanac.

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White-faced Heron, Miilba, Valla Beach, 15 May, 2020.  An elegant turn as if on a runway, unblinking eyes, perpetually wide, the sleek head delicately textured, Tang brush-strokes white and blue, Persian cobalt from the Silk Road built into a powerful weapon.

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