From the 45 most powerful images of 2011. I’m immediately struck that the majority are images from natural disasters.
Survivor images from NZ quakes - images for Joan’s collection.
These suburban shots are location recce images from NarreWarren North. It’s the Victorian equivalent to Queensland’s Riverhills - where I grew up. Featuring the same kit brick homes and high tension power lines.
This photographic series was sent to me by screenwriting friend, Bob Dobson. He’s familiar with the Acts of God script as I’ve hassled him for feedback repeatedly along its long journey to not sucking (thanks bob). The photo series features children recreating disasters while at play - check it out here: Disasters in the Playroom
And yes it’s very relevant. The premise of Acts of God is that an 11 year old girl, Joan, is obsessed with natural disasters. The first scene features her playing tsunami in the bathtub.
This series captures an awkwardness inherent in being not quite teenager and not quite child. I like the visual bordem and spareness in the series, particularly in this shot I’ve posted. There’s a dreariness to the suburban life - from my own memory it’s because you’re not old enough to do as you please but not entirely sheltered from the darker aspects of life. It feels like waiting.