“Every Rock and Tree Calls to Me”
“Every … rock and tree is alive with story and imagery, and filled with presences.” So writes Bill Gammage of the Aboriginal people of Australia.
And, although I am so much less Australian than they, I do feel that with every rock and tree I photograph. All around me, each one is, of course, alive – Alive! – and its Presence calls to me.
The ones that I seem to hear most strongly I then photograph: to encapsulate, to enshrine, an Instance of their Emanation.
 The Biggest Estate on Earth (Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2011), p. 130.