Stock photography at Carey Downs Station

Stock photography at Carey Downs Station

Just when you feel like there’s no water for miles, you stumble across a fresh waterholes at Carey Station

Just when you feel like there’s no water for miles, you stumble across a fresh waterholes at Carey Station

For the last nine years Carey Downs Station has been home to the McKeough family. They are in the process of setting up so they can offer station stays and were keen to get their own stock library of images ready for their website and social media.

Steve and I spent a long day following a map that showed tracks and landmarks such as soaks and bores, to the spots that had been marked on for us to photograph. Over the course of the day I tried to capture the remoteness, the harshness, the beauty, the colours, the scenery, the 4wd tracks, and the history. 

It’s a surprisingly diverse landscape - wide dry river crossings shaded by gum trees, mulga scrub, expanses of largely bare breakaway country (which Steve referred to as the Badlands) with rocky outcrops and steep flat-topped mesas, and creeks and waterholes that offered softness and a place to cool off in this harsh environment.

Spags - local colour at Gascoyne Junction

Spags - local colour at Gascoyne Junction

Taking the back roads in remote WA

Taking the back roads in remote WA