Melbourne, Australia

To reveal art and conceal the artist, / is art’s aim. / Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.
Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray

Art – the fresh feeling, new harmony, the transforming magic which by means of myth brings back the scattered distracted soul from its modern chaos – art, not politics, is the remedy.
Saul Bellow – Nobel Prize in Literature 1976

We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started,
and know the place for the first time.

T.S. Eliot – Little Gidding Quartet

Not knowing where to begin is a common form of paralysis. Begin anywhere.
John Cage

I believe that photography is just another form of story telling. Although a beautiful landscape photograph is a joy to behold, for me, it is not until there is a person in the image that it becomes a story. When that person is unaware of the camera or ignores it and displays their unique grace, the photograph becomes a compelling story. These are the types of photographs I want to take. I find them elusive and difficult to capture well, but I am sure that the effort will be rewarding as my skills improve.

I hope that the interaction with other photographers, painters and writers on RedBubble will improve my knowledge and skill and help me to capture far better images. RedBubble is a wonderfully supportive community of generous, helpful people, who just by being here, collaborate in the making of creative work.

Collaboration, friendship, understanding, generosity and kindness are what grows communities. Our world needs these human qualities more than wealth, power and politics, which ultimately destroy communities and the human spirit.

Hold the creation of beauty close to your heart as a life-long yearning, and healthy communities will naturally grow around you.

The images and stories on my RedBubble page are not Public Domain.

  • Joined: February 2010


La Trobe Reading Room - Saturday 4th January

I was invited to meet Mieke Boynton and many other RedBubblers for a photowalk across Melbourne. Mieke was down from Broome and would be in town for a few days and wanted to catch up with photography friends and Bubblers. It was a huge day for her and you can read all about it at: / …and a delightful day was had by all!! by Mieke Boynton. / I was only able to meet the wandering troupe at t…
Posted almost 6 years – 6 comments

New Layout Question

Does anyone know how I can set the display on all of my images to default to “Description” instead of “More Work” for all visitors? / I’m happy for the new visitor to click the other options if they want to, but I just want the “Description” to appear on every image for all new viewers. / Why do you suppose RedBubble have done this? The new layout is an i…
Posted about 7 years – 18 comments

Polio Survivors Need Your Help

Hi fellow Bubblers, /   / you may be wondering why I have posted this community plea here on RedBubble – it’s to ask you to sign a petition that will be handed to Federal Parliamentary Members, in Canberra on 31st October. The reason it’s important is explained below. /   / By why you ask, is old Rhoufi posting this? Well you see that little boy in the photo above, all…
Posted about 7 years – 8 comments

"Alone Together" is in SoJie 19

                  / Alone Together /                   /   / MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 19! /   /   / Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition /   / I am very excited to have my photographic art…
Posted about 7 years – 31 comments
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