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"I really enjoy making night images from daylight images and this is one. I saw the tea-tree thicket at Mallacoota, a beautiful seaside town on the northeastern Victorian coast (Australia). It immediately sparked my imagination as a secret place to live, there in the dark between the trunks. At various spots along the thicket, there were clear entry points where I’m sure kangaroos would seek safety and shelter.
From there it wasn’t a big step to make, to think of that space being a secret hideaway, a doorway to another world? Narnia came to mind but I didn’t want this to be a children’s story. I wanted it to be a bit of a mystery place where strange things happened, where a threshold of reality could be crossed. Getting access to this secret place clearly has to be strictly controlled and scrutinised carefully. Gatekeeping was done once through telephone communications from the street to the apartment. Then if you passed muster, the gatekeeper could push the button to open the gates…now with the advancements in technology, I’m sure it would be done through a high-tech fancy pants cloud service." ~ Suellen Cook
Cloud Messaging consists of 79 layers, 18 individual photographs with a file size of 13.5 GB.