Nathan is a guy I’ve known for a couple of years now. I knew of him before I actually met him and then we met before Burning Man two years ago. He was in another Aussie camp that was going and we’d all catch up for pub chats about the adventure. Then I photographed Nathan last year for my Tribe series after also bodypainting him in the window of a gallery a few months earlier.

This shoot took place a few months ago at the tail end of our Summer. The idea had been to tell a story of someone stranded on a beach and to do a video along with the series of photos but to be honest I haven’t done a great job with the photos and the video footage isn’t very good either. It’s something I really want to work on more and clearly I need the practice. Thankfully Nathan is a lovely guy and was happy to do a shoot “just because”. There are a handful of shots that I’m happy with but overall the shoot wasn’t a huge success and the blame is squarely on my shoulders.