The beauty of Western Australia lies in its wondrous diversity – the people, the communities and the landscape – and the photography of Frances Andrijich illustrates this richness. Go west on an exhilarating and whimsical journey from the red earth of the north to the forests of the South West, from sublime Cape Leveque to the misty Karri Forests.
“The beauty of our vast state lies in its wondrous diversity of people, communities and landscapes,” says Frances Andrijich. “This collective portrait of Western Australia explores the dynamic relationship among three elements and, I hope, captures something of their depth, texture and mystery.”
Andrijich has a passion for the capturing the people and the places they live in. Shooting intuitively and incisively, Frances’ photographs can be lush and painterly, or witty and surprising; they are always technically superb. A visual celebration of Western Australian, The West explores four key themes: Outback; Shoreline; Urban; and Country.
Andrijich says she finds it difficult to favour one region over another as each has its own captivating beauty and each visit uncovers unique and unexpected discoveries. “Whether travelling from the seamless city roads to the long stretches of corrugated pindan red earth in the north, driving alongside the glistening Salmon Gums in the Goldfields or winding through the charming vineyards and forests of the South West and Great Southern,” says Andrijich.
Frances Andrijich is an award-winning photographers who has published 11 books. Her work has featured nationally and internationally in magazines from Good Weekend to Gourmet Traveller. Frances is based in Perth.
Image: The West by Frances Andrijich