ABC Open: ‘Makers and Creators’ Project

Back in January my friend Lee Harrop interviewed me for ABC Open’s ‘Makers and Creators’ project, and over the next few months we put together this little video, with some expert guidance from ABC Open Goldfields-Esperance producer Nathan Morris.

You can watch it here:

Rally against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities – Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, May 1st 2015

All images © Melissa Drummond 2015
Not to be reproduced without permission

I respectfully recognise and value the significance of Australia’s Indigenous cultures and people, especially the Wongi people, the traditional owners of the land on which I live.

Ashleigh & Cameron

St. Barbara’s Festival Parade | Kalgoorlie 2014

My poor, neglected, blog. It’s been seven months since I’ve posted anything. Situations changed, and life got a bit busier, and other things happened.

My most loyal companion of the last fifteen years died, on a cold, Winter’s day in July, and I didn’t feel too inspired or motivated after that.
(I should probably write about him one day, the best dog ever.)

I ended up canning my photo-a-day project, that lost momentum around the time my dog died, until I stopped it completely in October (the blog isn’t updated to this point, but my bulging hard drive tells a different tale, and maybe one day some of these photos might see the light of day).

And somewhere in between the neglected blog, and the photo-a-day blog failure, I made a web page. It’s a work in progress, and a nice distraction.

Anyway, here’s some photos from today’s St. Barbara’s Day parade, and a couple from the Twilight Maker’s Market.




My daughter, Carys, is pretty happy to help me out when I want to try something new, or test some gear.
Testing a new flash got a bit much for her after a while though (understandably).

This was the last frame – the flash was bounced off the ceiling, in a dark room.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8G, Yongnuo YN-560 III Speedlite


Australia’s Biggest Party (2012 – 2013)

Marketed as ‘Australia’s Biggest Party’, the annual Kalgoorlie-Boulder Race Round (‘The Round’) attracts thousands of people from all over Australia – and from all walks of life – to the West Australian outback city, that lies four-hundred kilometres from the coast and six-hundred kilometres from the nearest capital city (Perth). The week-long event is held every September, and features everything from horse racing and fashion competitions, to two-up in a rusty old shed on the outskirts of town.

Over the last two years I have been documenting The Round for various outlets/organisations. These are some of the photos.
(Click on the first image for a slideshow view).


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