After we got married in Thailand, we had our honeymoon in Borneo. Among mountain climbing, temple-gazing, and snorkelling, we saw many amazing kinds of wildlife. Seeing orangutans in the wild was very special, but I also love the proboscis monkeys, with their humanoid noses and sitting postures.
When I took this photo, I knew I’d soon be moving away from my hometown. Looking back on it now, I’m filled with a mix of emotions. Such a famous scene, captured millions of times and reproduced in countless ways, is also so familiar, the place I grew up in, and know so well. I am far away from it now, but it will always be a part of me.
In 2010, we travelled all the way from Sydney, Australia, to Cocoa Beach in Florida to watch one of the last space shuttle launches. We’d been told it was a can’t-miss experience. We always knew there was a chance it would be scrubbed, and of course, it was – delayed for months. But we still visited the Kennedy Space Center and I imagined this astronaut, floating away…
I’m lucky to live in Alameda, California: a very creative little pocket of the world. We have picturesque neighbourhood streets, manicured front gardens, and an array of beautiful historic architecture.
Halloween remains one of my favourite times to see front yard creativity, but due to the pandemic, it’s been a strange season this year. I have to admit that I’ve lost my creative mojo when it comes to decorating this year. There’s just so much else going on! Happily, though, many of my neighbours didn’t have the same affliction, as I found on a recent walk.
On August 21, 2017, there was a total solar eclipse that made its way across the skies of the United States. We weren’t in the path of totality, but close enough to be swept up in the mania of special cardboard glasses and amateur science experiments. I stepped outside at the right time to capture the crescent sun, with Karl the Fog providing a handy marine layer filter.