Photographer Ash James spent months travelling through Australia and New Zealand, photographing the coastline, wildlife and pockets of nature found across the two countries. These are his favourite corners he found on his travels.
‘I first visited Melbourne in 2018, and was immediately drawn to the juxtaposition of old and new architecture in the city; beautiful Victorian buildings surrounded by modern skyscrapers. My girlfriend and I moved out there in 2019, and as I explored more of the surrounding countryside, I fell in love with the wildlife and vast green landscapes, and with driving the Great Ocean Road. Wanting to capture nature is what got me into photography in the first place. Now I love to shoot unusual compositions that best depict my personal experience of the subject captured – my favourite shot in this series is of the kangaroos jumping away from the camera in unison. Meanwhile, New Zealand is one of my favourite places I’ve ever photographed – I specifically remember being lost for words at some of the scenery I came across. The South Island is absolute top of my list of places to go back to next.’
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