Fig and Agave:
The collaboration of Narelle Carter-Quinlan and Glen McKerrihan.
Two Nomadic Naturalists.
My work in image and word, these days, is often a shared voice with my Other; the brilliant American photographer Glen McKerrihan. Together, we are 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 Online Courses, Photo Workshops, and inspiring uplifting tales of travelling our beautiful planet.
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In essence, we are indeed Nomadic Naturalists. We live a constant life of travel, we make images of the natural world most every day, we write and share our experiences with you. Why? Because we are in love with the beauty around us.
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?
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For the first three months of 2017, we lived right on the beach in Waimea Bay, Hawaii; land of the Pipeline. As we continued our journey, we've sojourned on the north coast of Tasmania for a month, then in the "Emerald City" of Sydney for a month. We lived in a white light-filled chalet on Waiheke Island for two months. and for three more months, we took long walks on the stretching beaches of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Always photographing rock pools, cloudscapes, beach still lives, and making our Body-Land Portraits.
For the final month of 2017, we were in Honolulu, Hawaii again. And now, as we walk through this first six months of 2018, we live in the cornucopia that is Mexico.
We're also writing our Story, creating our fourth and fifth photo books, developing our online course - Heart Whispers -photography as Spiritual Practice, and of course, always immersing and making images.
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