Karl Strand Photography
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Elementary Portal, NSW. Australia.
Elementary Portal, NSW. Australia. Elementary Portal was created when I had taken on a major back injury mid 2015. I was unable to walk properly, unable to sit for more than 10 minutes at a time and was on a travelling time of less than 30 minutes and a 5 kg lifting limit. Along with an extreme level of pain. This been said, my normal photographic activities and journeys came to a sudden halt. This lead to an extreme onset of depression, anxiety and a loss of all social time, I spent nearly the entire 6 weeks after the accident either laying flat on my back or in and out of specialist, Dr and chiropractic appointments. MRI's, X-Rays and the likes of MD's telling me I would have to spend the rest of my life on pain medication. Once I could move a little 6 months after the accident. I was searching for new locations less than 5 mins from my home I could get to. This lead me to play equipment in the local park. At the time, this became my gateway back to my creative side. Hence the naming of the image Elementary Portal. Despite the likes of the workers compensation, insurance company and Dr's advice. I fought for my right to have chiropractic treatment over pain medication. Simply because my belief of pain medication is that it is the simple gateway medication that destroys all of your organs making way for the pharmaceutical industry to make a life time of wealth off you later in life. We all know why? The damage the pain medication leaves behind requires the use of these other drugs they have created which also kill you. It's all about jumping on the multi billion dollar wheel of fortune for the medical industry. Well not for me. I told my Doctor that western medicine is the largest "Bleep, Bleep. Bleep of Rubbish. I will take on the natural remedy of chiropractic. 10 months on and I am nearly back on top of life. My chiropractors saved my life and with a quality of life. My kidneys and liver are still in great condition. Where as if I had taken on the pain killers I would still be on them with zero quality of life. An image that gives you and Elementary Portal to excitement and joy the freedom of riding a slide. Go ride a slide today and feel like a child again, be born again. This is what this image did for me, It created and an Elementary Portal back to the great side of life. Product Number _V9A0056
Nan Tien Institute.
Nan Tien Institute. The Nan Tien Institute building in Unanderra an architectural treat to lay your eyes upon. The Nan Tien Buddhists use the building as a place of teaching and learning, offering a wide range of courses. Product Number: _KSP4078
Zig The Zag, Victoria Australia.
Zig The Zag, Victoria Australia. Product Number: _V9A2863
Life Rushes By, Sydney NSW Australia.
Life Rushes By, Sydney NSW Australia. Product Number _V9A5971
Primary Essence. The primary colours of this scene remind me of art class in Primary School. Product Number: _KSP3171
In The Light.
In The Light. A moody monochrome street image captured in the Sydney CBD. Product Number: _V9A4623
The Tunnel. A crowd enjoys a light show in a tunnel. I felt a monochrome approach would take away from the sea of colour and focus on the mood of the scene. Product Number: _KSP4416
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