If you’ve ever been tempted to despair of the ‘Kids these days’ variety, despair no longer. In our current issue, we bring you the story of an eighteen-year-old Tasmanian photographer, Digby Ayton, who came up with a personal vision of ‘schoolies’ that makes supervised mobbing on council beaches look dull.
After finishing secondary school in Hobart, Digby embarked on a solo voyage down the canals of France, winding his way slowly to the sea, on his own but engaging with the locals everywhere he went. A meal for a portrait, a repair for a day’s work. The result was a life-affirming tale of random kindness in a foreign land.
We think you’ll be hearing a lot more from Digby in years to come. In the meantime, here’s a couple of video samples from his travels for you to enjoy, until you’ve got Great Ocean Volume 2:1 in your hands.