Shot using B&W 120 film, this image tells the story of a journey around the shoreline of Lake McKenzie on World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, in desperate need of protection from pollutants caused by the lack of available information about perched lakes. These lakes are filled with pure rainwater; the dunes and plant debris acting as a "cup" to collect the water. As there is no way for the water to drain away and replenish, any pollutants that enter the lake (suncream, moisturising cream, soap, detergents, etc) are there forever.
This particular photograph was developed using an environmentally friendly developer made with a combination of Vitamin C tablets (that's what causes the colour) and washing soda. The bubbles that give the piece its name, and that you can see on the bottom half of the frame, are caused by adding dishwashing detergent into the mixture and leaving it sit while it develops. Detergents such as these were a common pollutant in Lake McKenzie until new regulations prevented visitors from camping on the foreshore.
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