Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tanning a roo

Tanning a roo

If the road kill looks fresh Geordie Malone will stop and check what he can do with it.

Last time I hung with my good friend, a beautiful set of Barn Owl wings hung outside his shed as he set prepared the fire. Tanning an animal is an arduous process and very easy to get wrong. The most beautiful part of the process is adding green eucalyptus leaves to the fire which creates billowing smoke that smokes the fresh kangaroo skin found the day prior.

I look forward to summer approaching and days getting longer.

 

Photo- Conor Ashleigh © 2012. All rights reserved. Geordie Malone spreads the wings of a Barn Owl he picked up a few days earlier.

Photo- Conor Ashleigh © 2012. All rights reserved. Geordie Malone creates a dense smoke by adding piles of fresh eucalyptus leaves to the fire outside his shed and caravan.

Photo- Conor Ashleigh © 2012. All rights reserved. Geordie sits down and cooks kangaroo steak and potato on his pot belly fire as the kangaroo skin starts the drying process.

 

Dream City

After two trips to Bangladesh this year I am now collecting pieces of the story around ‘shopno sohor’ or Dream City. In a rapidly changing landscape, its estimated that up to 500,000 people are migrating to Dhaka each year, in short, this blows my mind.

Here are some of the question that have motivated this project.

– How do 500,000 people find somewhere to live in an already over crowded city?

– Are people glad they came to the city?

– Do people suffer from the same human condition we in the west have, ‘is the grass always greener’ in Dhaka?

 

I am going to solidify this project in the later part of 2012, stay tuned.

Photo- Conor Ashleigh © 2012. All rights reserved. Photos from new project 'city dreaming'.