Foreign Species

A nostalgia for the English countryside accompanied the colonial settlement of South East Australia. Along with the agricultural needs of settlers, this internal cultural landscape shaped the widespread transformation of native bushland to our current hybrid. The typical Australian landscape is now an introduced one, populated by a plethora of exotic species. Human influence in our environment runs deep. By acknowledging our involvement we can better come to understand our place in the natural world. In these photographs, shot in rural New South Wales and Victoria, I explore the interaction between our inherited cultural landscape and the native Australia ecosystem.​