Dust: New photographic book from Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig, photographer and author of new book Dust with Hot Soup cafe and gallery owner Ellen Broadhurst. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d445346
Daniel Craig, photographer and author of new book Dust with Hot Soup cafe and gallery owner Ellen Broadhurst. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d445346

THE harsh beauty of the Australian outback has been captured in Daniel Craig’s new photographic book Dust.

Snapping everything from working men and women, machinery, animals and landscapes, Craig’s photographs tell a story about what life is like living in WA’s north.

Despite picking up his first camera only four years ago, Craig used the same one to take these magnificent photos, but said he had to retire the camera because of dust damage.

He said it was a bit of a culture shock going from the city to the country, but he settled quickly.

“After spending two weeks at De Grey Station, I really felt at home and I learnt a lot from the lifestyle,” he said.

“Up before sunrise, honest work all day and in bed before 9pm and I never felt healthier.

“I hope [the stockmen and women] appreciate my take on their lifestyle and that they enjoy Dust.”

Dust is available from Fremantle Press.