Carine's upcoming solo exhibition "For The Nautilus is My Boat" opens at the Perth Centre Of Photography Friday August 22nd.
"For The Nautilus Is My Boat" is an homage to the poem and illustration of the same name by Warwick Gobles, who also famously illustrated "The Water Babies", 1863. The illustration depicts a young girl adrift, upon the high seas aboard the sea shell, Nautilus.
Fossils, shells and tortoises became regular heroes on the pages of fiction around the same time as the release of Charles Darwin's "Origins Of Species", emphasising our connection to nature, our desire to understand life cycles and all of Mother Nature's glorious mysteries. Also at this time, young Victorian women were storing sea shells in their hope boxes (or trousseau) in the hope that the shells would bring them children.
Shells have long been associated with fertility and as exoskeletons their functional role is to support, protect and feed the creature that lives within, as is the role of a mother. This series of images explores the human desire to better understand ourselves through the wisdom of nature, in all of her and our complexities.
The exhibition will also be shown at Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne in October 2014 and is dedicated to Australia's Great Barrier Reef which is currently under threat.
Carly Hunter's "Homewear" Campaign was shot somewhere within the greyscale of industrial Melbourne, Australia. In front of the lens is model Cassie Van Den Dungen from the Work Models family. This collection is Described by Oyster Magazine as hybrid luxe loungewear at its innovative finest.
Return To Huldra’s Wood is a visual exploration into Scandinavian Folklore. A Huldra is a mythical character who lives deep in the forests of Sweden and Finland. Also known as Pine tree Mary or Skogsfu (in Norway) this secret woodland dweller lures her prey into the darkness of night and underneath the heavy branches she is known to do unspeakable things. The Huldra appears in many fairy tales written by Peter Christen Asbjornsen. The Huldra represents a deep fear of the wild, of sexuality and of otherness.