Outback Stations: Life on the Land by the People Who Live There
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Author: Dan McIntosh
Publisher: Harper Collins
Product Id: 5315
In March 2013, Dan McIntosh had an idea. A station cook and keen photographer, he wanted to share the pictures he had taken of the outback life he loved so much. Encouraged by his sister, he started a community Facebook page called Station Photo's*. Dan wasn't expecting much, but within days the bush telegraph kicked in and pretty soon thousands of people were liking and contributing their own photos to the page. A year on, Station Photo's has almost 50,000 followers and has had a staggering 30 million views from around the world.
What people love so much about Station Photo's is that it's real. Real people taking photos on their phones and cameras of what makes them laugh (and cry), the land they love, their kids, their mates and their animals. It's a way of life that most Australians living in the cities and along the coast never get to experience, yet it embodies so much of the spirit and folklore of Australia.
Outback Stations was born from a competition on the Station Photo's page to show a day in the life of an outback station. The response was overwhelming - and the very best of the images are features in this book. Like the Facebook page, this book is a celebration of country Australia and the way we live and enjoy life on the land. www.facebook.com/CattleStationPhotos *The apostrophe was an accident, but there you go!