In July this year, two New York-based photographers packed their camera kits and headed to the Australian outback in support of Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Tasked with the challenge of capturing a somewhat unknown subject, celebrated fashion photographer Daniel King – an Aussie expat, and Award-Winning New York Commercial Photographer Christopher Griffith set out with a band of wildlife warriors to capture the untouched land within Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s northern sanctuaries.
There were no sets, production teams or craft tables and they learnt early-on that skittish reptiles don’t do second-takes. A brutal introduction to Australia’s wilderness, both King and Griffith returned with their guide, Georgie Duckworth, to New York from the expedition. A little burnt and bitten, they revealed their stunning collections depicting a rare and beautiful insight to the land and wildlife protected by AWC.
A curated series, to be exhibited for one night only in New York’s Nolita district, is entitled The Never Never. Used by storytellers to illustrate the vast and mystic nature of Australia’s outback; The Never Never also reflects the unlikely story of three Manhattanites flying into an unfamiliar world, determined to draw awareness for a cause supporting a fragile ecosystem.
The artworks will be shown on October 21, 2015 at Openhouse and sold in in series on the night and online thereafter.
To join Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy and their generous partners, buy your tickets here or contact Georgie, [email protected]. If you’re not lucky enough to be in New York to catch the show, you can follow The Never Never journey in this beautiful film.