Fig and Agave:
The work of Narelle Carter-Quinlan and Glen McKerrihan.
My work in image and word, these days, is a shared voice with an Other. 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 Image Courses, Embodied Photo Walks, and inspiring uplifting tales of travelling the vast embodied ecology of our home - planet earth. Come visit 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?
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 taken long walks on the stretching beaches of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Right now, we're living on Waiheke Island in New Zealand, for two months.
We're writing our Story, creating our fifth photo book, developing two online courses (photography, and yoga), and of course, always walking, immersing and making images.
We all have a tendency to fall into habits and ruts when it comes to our photography. When our shutters are on auto pilot, we just keep doing things the same way. This new e-course, "Seeing with Fresh Eyes" will present you with a number of ways to both 'see' and make images differently. You will be introduced to new techniques and aesthetic choices that will give your photos a fresh look, and offer you fun new perspectives for creating them.
Join us for this Online Course experience, created and led by Glen McKerrihan.