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This series was taken by photographer Karen Coombes, inspired by my story "Skin Holes".

I've had my stories illustrated before, and I love to see how the printed word is interpreted by an artist. It shows you what the 'kicker' is in the story; what that artist sees as the most important point.

Or the easiest thing to draw!

Seeing a story photographed like this is something else. Seeing the two main characters as real people is quite bizarre. I love the way she's shot them both; has captured precisely the characters I was going for.

I love the imagery she's used, as well. The contrast of colour and grey. It's a subtle piece. I love it.

Those living in Canberra could see it for real if they like; Karen is exhibiting from tonight at "The Front", a cafe in Lynenam, near Tilley's. The exhibit is called "Collective Cacophony".

I wish I could go. If you drop in, say hi to Karen for me!
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  • that's cool.
    • Thanks! It's a bit like still frames from the movie of the story. Very, very cool.
      • Photography by Karen Coombes

        Karen has a unique way of seeing her world which always translates to a rich and engaging photographic representation. Destined for greatness. Cheers, Julian
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          I'm going to keep that for posterity, when she's famous! Thanks for bringing it all together.
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      Have to thank Silvia Velez who set the assignment last year. Karen was one of the students who came on the 2 week Tasmanian field trip, her approach is very solitary and private, am looking forward to seeing finished work when we have an exhibition in September - all 25 of us. I'll keep posting photos on my blog julianstevenson.livejournal.com
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      why was I anonymous?
  • very cool!
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    • Excellent! A couple of friends have dropped in and were impressed, too.

      As for it being for sale, perhaps she can be convinced! We didn't bring any artwork here. It goes mouldy very quickly.
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