I came across an incredible storm on my drive from Dubbo to Wagga. It was terrifying not knowing the road, especially when I saw a sign on the road warning of frequent flooding.
Brett Chalker and Phillip Robinson (Robbo) in Wagga were both so keen to do the Imagine Me workshop that I detoured and added Wagga to the rural workshops specifically for them. Both Brett and Phillip knew some things about photoshop, but had no previous training.
We created the image of Phillip playing a banjo – he posed pretending to hold the banjo that we downloaded form the internet.
Brett had the idea for many years of a visual metaphor with his physical being like a can – the contents of the can (and the contents of his soul) are intact and unchanged while the outer can itself (and his body) have been damaged.
We used this concept to create his portrait, placing his face inside a crumpled can.