Following her recent impressive exhibition ‘Belong’ at the WA Museum Boola Bardip, Martine Perret showcases a selection of her aerial photographs, in which Western Australia’s unique landscape is revealed with extraordinary vision, giving a new perspective on ancient landforms.
Aerial photograph of Pilbara landscape Western Australia. Flying over Port Hedland, in the Pilbara, Western Australia, for the creation of an aerial series of photographs for my on-going project 'Beyond - Above Western Australia', I am reminded of the ever-changing mood of the land, and of what is profoundly magical and timeless.
“The ever-changing mood of the landscape, it’s vastness, the mutable topographical features revealed by the change of seasons and microclimates, the evanescence of colour and light, the dulcet movement of sands and water, the ebbs and flows of the landmass, fragmented and jarring textures coming together in perfect harmony... Australia can be an unforgiving country that confronts the newcomer to accept its remote beauty on its own terms. Beneath the surface veneer of the descriptive barren monotony frequently used to describe the Australian bush, Perret reveals a beautifully contrasting and coexisting reality. Her photographs document an almost clandestine vision of Western Australia, imperceptible from the ground, hidden from the majority of us who rarely venture beyond”