BY JAMIE HLADKY
Originally from Manchester, UK, I've lived and worked in London and Singapore, and been lucky enough to travel fairly widely over time. Living and travelling away from home for so long means developing a new set of visual understandings, and I've tried to do this through exploration and photography.
I prefer to experience travel at a human pace, and so I walk and drive a lot. Once, I rode the international rail network for 20,000 km, all the way from Singapore to Manchester, to make the journey without flying, and to see what's in between these two sometime homes.
I'm now based in Canberra, Australia, spending my time trying to see as much of this huge strange country as possible.
These photos were taken during road trips and walks through many of the small towns located between Canberra and the Orana and Riverina regions of New South Wales, throughout September 2013.
These towns are dusty, hot, and so quiet as to be almost silent. In many places, the streets are deserted and buildings abandoned. After living in large cities all of my life it always amazes me that you can wander in and out of an entire town without encountering another soul.
1,864 km was the distance covered by my trusty Mitsubishi Magna that month.