Believe in your fucking self.

It’s February 2015.

The sun may not be shining, but it’s still swimming season in Clovelly, Sydney.

In a not so little share house on the main drag, almost overshadowed by the adjacent power station to it’s posterior, Harriet Dyer is in fits of laughter.

Something funny has gone down (most likely her preceding ukelele solo).

But then Dyer has built a life around the absurdly playful. Known for her nimble wit and unflappability, it’s no surprise that she has enjoyed a diverse and plentiful career with roles in Love Child, No Activity and Killing Ground.

Tonight, she leaps into the next realm of her passage, starring as clairvoyant Cassie Bedford in NBC’s new drama: The InBetween.

Believe in your fucking self indeed.

‘IN THEIR ELEMENT’ – This project is an exploration of the more intimate aspects of life as an artist away from the lights of the main stage.

A study of transition in the lives of these artists over an extended period of time.

30 years in fact.

I’ve spent the last four years documenting actors, photographers, painters, musicians and directors in Australia, New Zealand, the US, and around Europe.

26 more years of observation, exploration and wonder lie ahead (I will be 58 years of age on completion of this series).

My philosophy is that images are of a place and time. Never to be repeated.

I feel the inherent value of this project will be in the documentation of how each artist morphs and changes over time, and the evolution of the landscape that I find them within.

Where will they be in 10 years? 20 years?

I don’t know, but I hope that I will be there to document their journey’s.

Yael Stone. Photographed for In Their Element.

Thanks very much to Capture Magazine for the interview and feature on my series In Their Element.

‘In the age of digital imagery, social media, and online news, the lifespan of visual content and photo essays has arguably diminished. As photographers cover events on their iPhones, Instagram it from the scene and upload to Squarespace simultaneously, it would seem that the efficiency of technology has facilitated the ephemerality of practitioners’ engagement with their stories. But for Australian portrait photographer Alex Vaughan, commitment to long-term storytelling is paramount. So much so that her series, In Their Element, seeks to span the majority of her flourishing career. Thirty years to be exact. Sam Edmonds gets an insight.’

Read the full article and see the pictures here: The Story Of A Lifetime

Heather Lind vs Anna Strong.

The actor vs The historical powerhouse.

Heather is currently portraying revolutionary spy Anna Strong in AMC’s TURN. In just over an hour, season two debuts in the U.S. at 9pm EDT.

I met her for the first time about six months earlier in a bar in Richmond when I was photographing Australian actor and fellow TURN cast member Daniel Henshall for the same project.


These were my first impressions of Lindy.

It wasn’t until I spent an afternoon with her, that I realised the she has much more in common with her formidable character.


Perhaps this is why Heather Lind is so apt to portray such a renowned woman.

In an interview with Alyssa Rosenberg for the Washington Post, Lindy says:

“I love history, but you don’t hear women’s perspectives that much. And I think when you do, they’re sort of skewed through the prism of male experience.” (You can read more here).

One thing seems very clear. This role is important.

Here’s to strong women.

Let the revolution begin.