The Red Centre

One photographer captures the powerful resonance of a stark Australian landscape.

The Red Centre
The Red Centre

THE Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (formerly referred to as Ayers Rock) is a UNESCO world heritage listed site located within the expanse of central Australia. These sacred red sandy plains and the immense monolithic rock formation we call Uluru, form part of the belief system of the one of oldest human societies on our planet, the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu Aboriginal people. Photographer Bowen Arico drove for three days and nights into the red centre through terrain that gradually becomes more alien and sparse. On Uluru-Kata Tjuta itself the photographer tells INPRINT, “I can’t explain exactly what it feels like, especially at sunrise and sunset. The whole place glows. I can only imagine how many artists, writers and filmmakers have been influenced by the mystic energy of this place...Red dust is everywhere."

The Red Centre
The Red Centre
The Red Centre

“I can’t explain exactly what it feels like, especially at sunrise and sunset. The whole place glows. I can only imagine how many artists, writers and filmmakers have been influenced by the mystic energy of this place...Red dust is everywhere."

The Red Centre
The Red Centre
The Red Centre
The Red Centre