“Dreaming tracts” or “song lines” are a labyrinth of invisible pathways that crisscross and meander all over Australia. To Aboriginal Australians they are the footprints of their ancestors or the “Way of the Law”. From such ancient lines timeless elements of Aboriginal culture have been passed down, generation to generation.
These photographs, taken in Central Australia, are from a series, which searches for signs and clues to these intricate personal identity and territorial markers – reflecting a culture, as complex as it is different.
The world heritage Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory, claims to have the most concentrated areas of rock art in the world, representing a dramatic record of life dating back more than 50,000 years.
Kakadu is an area of wetlands, wildlife, rugged gorges and waterfalls – a land that swells with water during the seasonal violent storms of the wet season.
Aboriginal groups lived in rock shelters in the region and painted the fish and animals they hunted including: catfish, barramundi, , mullet, goannas, turtles, possums and wallabies.
There are also many other subjects, such as: spirits that live in the stars and other dreamtime figures.