Monument Valley landscape print exhibiting in NSW Parliament House

2014 Head On Landscape Prize finalist "Monument Valley Storm", which is exhibiting at NSW Parliament House in Sydney.

What an honour! A print of my award-winning photograph will be hung in NSW Parliament House today and remain on exhibition for about a month.

Monument Valley Storm, depicting a storm cutting through the desert floor of a valley synonymous with old Western movies, is among the finalists in the Head On Landscape Prize.

The competition is part of Sydney’s Head On Photo Festival, the world’s second largest photography festival.

My photograph, which has already received Silver in the 2013 International Loupe Awards, will be exhibited alongside other finalists for the prize in the Fountain Court Gallery at NSW Parliament House from today until June 8.

I’m excited and humbled to be a finalist, with my work hanging alongside entries of numerous talented photographers.

 
 

It’s a wonderful feeling, because Monument Valley Storm is arguably my personal favourite of all the photographs I have taken to date.

I thoroughly loved my time in Arizona last year and found I had such an affinity with the landscape. I’m not sure if this was due to the starkness and sheer expanse of the scenery, having grown up in Central Western NSW, or my years watching Westerns as a child - I was a huge John Wayne fan! 

I’d definitely go back there in a heartbeat, but there’s so many places I’d love to photograph - Australia’s Red Centre, Tasmania, New Zealand’s South Island and so many more.