The picture below was made on the A32 somewhere near Peterbourough. The landscape----the cliche is that of a desolate and austere country with an empty centre--- is seen through the window of the car travelling towards Adelaide. In this part of the South Australian landscape the pastoral lands were becoming farmland. Wind farms in the mid-north of the state would soon appear.
The word from Canberra was that mining iron ore was Australia's future and that the mining boom was eternal. Cornucopia was Australia's destiny. Big Mining ruled the country and it's rule represented the triumph of global neo-liberalism.
Despite making the shift to digital technology to make snapshots I decided to keep using the rangefinder film Leica. I was unsure of what photography was for; how it works to engage the viewer's interest and passion; what kind of work it performs upon the viewer; or how something in the image calls for a response.
The reasons are primarily technological ones. Digital cameras are more unserviceable or to expensive to repair if and when the spare parts are available. The lifetime of a digital Leica camera has not yet been established, but my M4-P body and lens has a working life between 50 and 75 years with very modest service. The reason is that spare parts are easy to find and any competent repair person can service this type of camera. Digital camera bodies are dumped as obsolete.