"Coming Home", photographs by Debbie O'Donnell
'Coming Home' is a personal series of images capturing the isolation, vastness and rugged beauty of the South-West region of Western Australia - an area commonly referred to as 'Down South'. Returning to Western Australia after an absence of 18 years was a strange and emotional experience. The combination of returning to my roots and feeling home, but also feeling disconnected. Immersed in the comfort of nature; listening to the rustle of leaves and branches swaying in the wind, was a way of surrendering and releasing the hold of the past. It was a journey of reflection, reconnecting and coming home to myself.