As borders went up and communities around the country locked down, Australia was afforded a unique opportunity to turn its gaze inward.
Nowhere did that play out with more poignancy than in Western Australia. With the state isolated from most of the nation for the better part of two years, locals rekindled their love affair with all things Western Australia, embraced their culture and celebrated its legacy.
For Fremantle-based Brett Leigh Dicks that came in the form of the humble lunch bar. From cream buns and vanilla slices to meat pies and salad sandwiches, lunch bars have long been a staple of Western Australia’s working-class culture.
For the past two years, Brett has tracked down examples of this quirky and vibrant slice of Western Australiana.
Brett Leigh Dicks shares his time between the United States and Australia. Brett primarily investigates the landscape and its fragile ties with human history.
His photographic endeavours have led him to explore the world’s natural and urban landscapes, with the resulting imagery spanning Australia, North America and Europe.
In addition to his photographic pursuits, Brett has written extensively on photography and curated exhibitions for public and private galleries and museums.
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