Fig and Agave:
The work of Narelle Carter-Quinlan and Glen McKerrihan.
Two Nomadic Naturalists.
My work in image and word, these days, is a shared voice with my Other; the brilliant photographer Glen McKerrihan. Two Photographers, two writers, who began by sharing their love of heartfelt images and language across the Pacific. What evolved, was Fig and Agave. A heart space offering of Yoga and Embodied Portraits, Photography Courses, Photo Workshops, and inspiring uplifting tales of travelling our beautiful planet. Come visit us!
In essence, we are Nomadic Naturalists. We live a constant life of travel, we make images daily, generally of the natural world, and we write and share our experiences with you. All in loving and joyful service.
You can read something of our Fig and Agave Story here >
A little of Narelle's photo story:
In the late 1990's, for six years, I walked on the beach and in its rock pools daily. Twice daily. Agape. Which, I am told, is Greek for Love. Or, to be in a state of wonder. I experienced both. At the time, in photo hiatus from my film OM1, I possessed no camera. This daily exposure to rock and algae imprinted directly into my tissues and fluids. Over time, becoming indistinguishable from my body.
We are after all, all One.
These days I do once more have a camera. Yet I am still as agape. Still as child-like, as are we all. Not trained in photography, I simply make my images with my iPhone 7.
I don't generally try too hard, (although my Glen is changing that!), and often I can't even see the image clearly on my screen, with the fierce Australian sun's glare fusing all, a-blur. And of course, I don't have my glasses on.
What captures me again and again, is this voice of the Land. Its shrill and subtle beauty. This vibrating penetrating echo; Body-Land. Can you hear it?
Join us as we move about our beautiful planet.
We've recently been living in Hawaii for three months, on the North Shore, land of the Pipeline.
We've sojourned on the north coast of Tasmania for a month, in the "Emerald City" of Sydney for a month, and lived in a white light filled chalet on Waiheke Island for two months. Right now we're taking long walks on the stretching beaches of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, photographing rock pools, and making Portraits.
We're writing our Story, creating our fifth photo book, developing two online courses (photography, and moving meditation), and of course, always immersing and making images.
BeyonD the single image
A new Online Course, created and led by Glen McKerrihan.
Supporting you in developing a Photo Portfolio and a creative Photo Project, such as a Photo Book, an Exhibition, a website.