Claire uses the camera in the same way a painter uses a brush, to tell a story about the things she finds visually interesting, often combining photography, typography and mixed media to develop a thought, feeling or intuition symbolic of the moment.
Her work reflects life’s journey, taking inspiration from poems, quotes, found objects, places she has been and things she has seen. In the words of Marcel Proust: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
The photograph was taken at the ruins of the Telegraph Station at Israelite Bay, on the south coast of WA. Its finish is sympathetic to the history of its location and subject matter, who is unaware of the dilemma of being trapped the wrong side of the snake fence!