KEN DUNCAN – FORGOTTEN DREAMS BURRA S.A.
- Age12 years and up
- Item number81930
- GenderBoys and Girls
- Players 1 or more players
- Weight0.7 kg
- EAN 9310281020668
Forgotten Dreams, Burra, South Australia
I first immortalised this old farmhouse in my early days as a landscape photographer. The original shot was a rather different view; at that time the surrounding field was an expanse of deep red dirt. But that photograph became one of my most famous shots when it was used on the cover of Midnight Oil’s legendary “Diesel and Dust” album. How it tickled me when I returned to the area more than ten years later and the local tourist office gave me directions to “the Midnight Oil house.” While I was there, the farmer came by, so I asked his permission to photograph. He said, “Oh, ever since Ken Duncan took that shot, we’ve had heaps of photographers!” Then I said, “Well, I’m Ken Duncan.” The farmer was a really nice bloke – he even helped me fix something on my Toyota. And he told me the story of these forgotten homesteads which had been abandoned because the harsh climate couldn’t support the original small holdings. At least now – through photography – their legend lives on.
Australian born photographer Ken Duncan (OAM) captures the rich ochre reds of the outback, the turquoise blue of the sea and shadowed greens of the rainforest.
In this exciting range of high quality Ken Duncan Jigsaw Puzzles, we give you the opportunity to enjoy the splendour and the diverse character of Australia – from the cities to the wilderness.
Ken says “To really know a region you have to spend time absorbing its mood until you begin to relate to its mysterious and ancient rhythms”, says Ken. “I often have to return to a location again and again until I’ve captured the true spirit of the place. In that time spent waiting for the right moment, I have the opportunity to truly connect with the land. It’s amazing what you can learn about a place by just sitting in silence there.”
All photography by Ken Duncan © 2009 Divine Guidance Pty Ltd.
- All Puzzles contain 748 pieces and are 830 x 310 mm.