This is my entry into the Blue Mountains Portraits 2021 exhibition, currently on show at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in Katoomba. “In this image of Becky, I wanted to capture and combine two key aspects of Becky’s life, her work with the National Parks and Wildlife Service and as a long-time senior performer with Wagana Aboriginal Dancers. Both of these life paths enable Becky to honour and to be on Country, which as a Kamilaroi woman, is very important to her”. Subject- Becky Chatfield Photographer: Ben Pearse Medium: Photographic print, AO size.
Note: This image went on to win the “People’s Choice Award” at the Blue Mountains portrait exhibition in March 2021.
Covid Diaries part 2 is the second in a series captured during the Covid-19 pandemic (Corona Virus) within Australia in 2020. This video features short time-lapse footage captured within the upper Blue Mountains, NSW area where I live. During the early restrictive phases of the lockdown, I used the time to capture time-lapse and video footage whilst my photographic work was reduced due to the pandemic. This body of work reflects the quieter times and moments during the Corona virus pandemic… Timelapse footage – Ben Pearse Music – Peter Sandberg- Epidemic Sound Software- Premiere Pro- Adobe Camera- Nikon D850 in 4k