I have done guest blogging for ABC Open,using and reflecting upon my documentary photographs.
Aftermath: Disaster, Resilience & Recovery
Image: Brad Marsellos
- Brisbane…flooding? Like in 74? Are they kidding?
I am an ordinary citizen who got caught in the middle of the extraordinary events of January 2011…
- Whoa, what is that smell?”
Previously I spoke about the surreal experience of being caught up in one of Queenslands biggest natural disaster. I was so astounded by the sights around me that I could not put my camera down…
- “Thieves came into our houses on tinnies…”
The final entry in this blog is about the stories told to me by others. After the initial clean-up frenzy had passed the reality began to sink in…
- Volunteering in a disaster zone
My bags are packed, I have read through my Emergency Services Workforce Activation Handbook and now I wait.
- My stint in an evacuation centre
After a sleepless night during the worst of the storms hitting Brisbane I was awoken at 7:30am on the morning of January 28 by a phone call.
- Muffins, mud and mateship
I have good memories of Laidley. I spent 3 ½ years living in the Lockyer Valley as a child, on a small property about halfway between the towns of Forest Hill and Gatton…
VOLUNTEERING: What are the incentives and the roadblocks?
- The best and scariest thing I’ve ever done
Being an emergency services volunteer can be the best thing and scariest thing! In my experience I have found that natural disaster and trauma doesn’t discriminate either by age, gender, or socio-demographic background…