In this month’s article, Boris Mar is heading north, through Australia’s biggest and most isolated state, Western Australia. He will be photographing some of its national parks which only recently have become accessible
When photographing the majority of national parks in the USA or Europe, it is very difficult to be original. All the known vistas and compositions have been captured numerous times before. The challenge lies in finding a unique composition, without repeating what has been done already by others. In Western Australia, a photographer has the opportunity to set the standard; an opportunity to find a unique composition and one that will act as inspiration for generations of photographers to come. Many of the national parks in Western Australia only recently have become accessible: this is a very unexplored, remote and untouched part of this world and tourism is starting slowly to take shape. My advice to landscape photographers is do not delay, visit the area now. However, go prepared, this can be a very unforgiving place; the elements of nature are harsh, distances are long and help often is hours, sometimes days, away.