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"'Old Money' is the fourth image in the series "Miles from Anywhere" exploring the differences between being alone and loneliness. Being alone is finding a sense of freedom in isolation. There is a certain fabulousness in being alone, enjoying your own company. Loneliness, on the other hand, creates an ache deep within us. Loneliness is the isolation created by unrequited needs.
The series depicts homes where somebody is more than likely to be living there, but exactly who is not always evident. It is also not obvious why these solitary out-of-the-way places, miles from anywhere, in particular, appear to be inhabited. What is evident is that something is going on, something is about to happen but what is not entirely clear.
'Old Money' is a private residence in the historic township of Richmond in southern Tasmania. It represents the gentry of colonial Van Diemen's Land where money, old money, gave great status and responsibility in the community. In convict and colonial times having money though was also dangerous. You could be “set upon” by highwaymen or rabble raisers. Richmond would have been a long way from the main township of Hobart, a long and dangerous journey. The stage is set, the actors are nowhere to be seen, but something is definitely about to happen. What is it? You are invited to step onto the set and write the story from this point on." ~ Suellen Saidee Cook
Technical 'Old Money' consists of 59 layers comprising the combination of over 15 individual photographs. The layered file is 5.4GB. The landscape was photographed at Pawlenna near Sorell in southern Tasmania, and the old building was shot in Richmond. It was a wine and spirit business. The Tasmanian Tiger was photographed at the café at the Cascade Brewery in Hobart. All images are my own photography and the finished scene is completely fictional.