I haven’t actually seen Jason in a while. He has been travelling like crazy around Australia taking shots for a commercial client. He took these (for want of a better word) haunting photos from Canberra and it reminded me of the first time we went there together. It was freezing (of course) and heaps of fun – I was actually surprised that you could have fun in Canberra – I mean, it does have a pretty bad rap, doesn’t it? One of the things that stands out for me from that trip was Silo Bakery and the truly amazing bread they make. It is some of the best, tangy sourdough bread I have ever eaten. I remember we had to wait outside for a very long while in the unbelievably freezing weather to get a seat but seriously – it was so worth it. Between you and me, I have always held this crazy dream of becoming a baker and it is bread like this that I want to make. Lucky for me Jason remembered the bread too and managed to squeeze in a quick visit to deliver to me a beautiful, rustic, still-warm loaf upon his arrival – how romantic!
I don’t know about you but I’m taking from these photos that maybe, just maybe, Jason was feeling a little displaced and alone. Travelling for work can sometimes do that to you, hey?