Part of the “Out of Place” series exploring the culture / nature divide – our alienation from nature. I find it perplexing just how easily we humans get mesmerised by work that is often intrinsically meaningless and the virtual world which seems mainly mired in trivia. It’s all the more strange when you consider that the bulk of humanity has only lived in cities for less than 100 years. Prior to that, for countless millennia the natural world was all we knew.
I spend hours in the Park and it’s interesting watching the way other people relate to it. For example, this set of falls is literally 1 minute off the main road through the Park. There are 3 sets of fall each more majestic than the one before. And yet the average amount of time that people spend here I’ve noticed is less than than 10 minutes. 10 minutes!! And then off home to get ready for work or to sit down and watch 4 hours of T.V.
Still – one advantage – fewer people to bugger up my shots.
Anyway this is part of a series attempting to portray this collective psychosis of our species.

Yes she is actually sitting there on top of a 30m waterfall – not photoshopped- very brave I thought, though we did take the wheels off the chair so she didn’t go sailing over.

Model: Jacqui S
Photography / art direction: Geoff

Canon 1Ds MkIII
Tv: 1.6 secs
Av: f/22
ISO: 100
FL: 24mm


water, waterfall, creek, rainforest, work, workflow, computer, laptop, jacqui, workplace


  • gaylene
    gayleneabout 5 years ago

    great shot – great words too – very thought provoking, but apt

  • Lol – I did get into a bit of a rant – glad you found it interesting -thanks.

    – Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals

  • Keith G. Hawley
    Keith G. Hawleyabout 5 years ago


  • Ta muchly.

    – Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonabout 5 years ago

    I commented on this when it was shown in the other portfolio but have to comment again. I think it is so brilliant. I see this image in my mind so many times, especially when I go to visit clients! I think the message in this is both powerful and timely.

  • Wow Marguerite that is a ripper comment – thanks so much – you made my day!!

    – Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals

  • Duffboy
    Duffboyalmost 5 years ago

    I can’t believe you didn’t go digital (reading the story behind this photo, now I realize, organic was the way to go) with this composition, and actually had the model pose in that natural setting. Amazing work… it would be a great addition to a group I cohost: Speaking Photos

  • Thanks for your lovely comment and invite – will do.

    – Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals

  • Husky
    Huskyalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic image and concept Geoff!!

  • Thanks – glad you like it.

    – Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandneralmost 5 years ago


  • thanks

    – Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals

  • Alexander Gitlits
    Alexander Gitlitsalmost 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • Thank you.

    – Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals

  • Aussiekylie
    Aussiekyliealmost 5 years ago

    how very cool Geoff…. and merry xmas.


  • Why thank you Ms Kylie – glad you like it.

    – Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals

  • Matt Halls
    Matt Hallsover 4 years ago

    Terrific concept and projection of the idea – turned out fantastic Geoff…love it!

  • Thanks Matt – it was a lot of fun doing this – well for me – not so sure for Jacqui wrecking her shoes.

    – Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals

  • James Deypalan
    James Deypalanover 4 years ago

    Thats absolutely brilliant Geoff you’re very creative!

  • What a lovely comment James – thanks

    – Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals

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