by Beauty in the Bush Collective
There’s an authenticity to bush life – an appreciation of raw beauty, simple rituals and genuine people. A grit and resilience that’s both bolstering and invigorating. The Beauty in the Bush Collective is a team of ten rural photographers from across Australia who are all women, working and living on their land. In this, their first book, they share the homes, work and play that make up the lives of those living in the bush – from rodeos and mustering to cooking, childrearing and harvest time.
Beautiful and romantic but always achingly real, here you will find a mix of heartfelt writing and photography – landscape, lifestyle and portraiture – that share the strengths, locations and unique perspectives of those Australians who live and love on our wild and sunburnt country. They’re farmers, producers and graziers living at the whim of the weather, while bearing huge responsibilities to their families, stock and the land. But that doesn’t mean they don’t also live rich creative lives. With space to breathe and stunning landscapes on their doorstep, creativity flourishes, and in isolation, bonds strengthen.
Told through the camera lens of ten exceptional photographers, Bush Life explores the vibrant world of creative living that exists beyond our city limits.
Written by Jessica Howard, with photography from Camilla French, Elena Chalker, Ellie Morris, Emma Leonard, Georgie Mann, Henrietta Attard, Jessica Howard, Kate Nelder, Lindy Hick and Lisa Alexander.