As our Queensland winter marches forward toward the warmth of spring, I'm reminded of how little hiking I've taken part in this year. In the two years prior, I made it a priority to dive into the car with a friend or two in the early hours of the morning on my way toward a mountain as the sun worked its way toward the horizon.
This year has been quite a departure from that ritual, making way for a creative affair with black and white film cameras, chemical developing processes and stacks of printed photographs. I've discovered a new facet of photographic exploration. My focus has shifted to urban landscapes, street scenes and the occasional portrait etched onto Kodak panchromatic Tri-X film.
And while I haven't ceased that avenue of work, the pull of the greens, blues and the oranges of hiking was always in the back of my mind. With social media and its influences, you can never truly switch off unless you log out for good.