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Shane Aurousseau has worked in Sydney, London and Amsterdam as a creative director with some of the World’s largest advertising agencies, Including the then largest in the world Young and Rubicam working with Michelin, Yamaha, Time Life Books and Time Magazine designing and in some areas photography. Currently living in London he studied art and photography in Australia followed by art and photography exhibitions in Sydney, London, Amsterdam,Madrid(sponsored by the American Women’s Association) and Athens ( supported by the Australian Embassy of Athens). He now travels extensively and is producing images of high quality from around the Globe. His images of London appear on posters and postcards in all the main tourist shops shops throughout the city including the key tourist shops in the West End. Most of the London tourist images are Photoshop compilations. He has also produced a number of record label covers, design and photography including the work for a Eurovision winner. His images are regularly published by glossy magazines, He has also been involved in a number of medical photographic projects. He now spends time developing projects for editorial publication and being involved in selected commercial undertakings Having played tennis to a high international level he also has a website that concentrates on photographing international veteran tennis players: http://www.shanea.photostockplus.com/ Shane Aurousseau Email: shanea@kiamafoto.com Web site www.kiamafoto.com Blog site www.shaneasite.com Instagram: shaneaur Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/shane-aurousseau-9068b34/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/Growlerythought Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shane.aurousseau Event site - tennis, mainly international veteran's tennis focus http://www.shanea.photostockplus.com

Australian Outback Towns – the Australian Photographer Shane Aurousseau

Australia Molong 'Time Warp' town
Australia Molong ‘Time Warp’ town
Australia NSW Wellington  Lion of Waterloo Pub 1840
Australia NSW Wellington Lion of Waterloo Pub 1840
Australia Clunes Victoria nr Ballarat
Australia Clunes Victoria near Ballarat
Australia Condobolin NSW Indian Pacific Railway
Australia Condobolin NSW Indian Pacific Railway

Most people know Australia by the traditional icons, Sydney harbour Bridge, Opera House, Uluru/Ayers Rock, long beaches with surfers, the Barrier Reef. There is another Australia that I grew up in travelling west inland from the east coast and northern Victoria. This region is where Australia began as people moved inland from Sydney and Melbourne in order to work and mine the land and  is where much of the current exciting development is today.

When I first left Australia it was a country of 8 to 9 million people, today it is a nation of 23 million. A country rich in commodities, gold, tin, copper, bauxite, sheep, cattle (beef and dairy) and fine wines. I found large numbers of prosperous small towns, looking like something out of the wild west with their typical awning and veranda architecture stuck in a ‘time warp’ from the 1800s to 1950s, towns with young populations. Driving into a town full of period history and finding a delicatessen selling food products from all over the world and a coffee shop promoting panini with Mediterranean vegetables and of course the inevitable Chinese restaurant. Small towns with massive Cole’s or Woolworth’s supermarkets servicing the outlying sheep stations, farms, mines and now vineyards spread out over 1000s of kilometers from South Australia across NSW and into Queensland. Towns full of young people working in the the lucrative world of physical commodities. Australia is a country of growing importance and influence in Asia, a country that has become of great importance to the development of China.

The Chinese the greatest of trading people have seen the importance of this commodity rich country and have in great numbers began to call it home. While sitting in Condobolin a small sheep and mining town inland NSW, I was asked by a cousin what we should do tonight, “do you want a Chinese” he asked. Of course three shops in town, coffee shop, supermarket and Chinese restaurant. i should add there is always a pub selling great old and new beer. Most pubs in this region have a history dating from the 1800s. The Chinese are bringing real wealth to the country and are living alongside the Australians and easily integrating. Australia is a country in transition a country that is creating a new race of people who are developing and promoting its exciting commodity wealth. Sales of Merino wool are on the increase again. Merino wool the world’s finest  wool in the past too expensive for the Chines market, however many sheep stations have lowered the micron quality and can now put this fine wool into a cost bracket that suits the Chinese market, allowing them to still brand products Merino.

Australia NSW Condobolin Merino wool
Australia NSW Condobolin Merino wool
Australia NSW Condobolin Merino Sheep
Australia NSW Condobolin Merino Sheep

There is so much life in the Australian outback its commodity wealth and its vast beauty from red ochre laced dust to the never ending cobalt blue skies. The wealth of this region is now attracting the young.  I have added a quote I found on the the front of a pub in an outback town.

Australia NSW pub poem
Australia NSW pub poem

I currently live in London for business reasons, working as a photographer, am an Australian citizen and proud to call myself an Australian.

Shane Aurousseau : http://www.kiamafoto.com

 

 

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