TWO former students of Queensland College of Art are focusing on a new
adventure in their vintage caravan.
Graduates Sid Coombes and Callena Brenchley will soon set off on an epic
road trip around Australia in the ageing Sunliner caravan – hoping to
capture the people and places that make up our great sunburnt land.
After considering a converted bus or campervan, the adventurers chanced
upon the 1956 caravan which will become their home and
office for the the next 12-months.
"We stumbled across the Sunliner on Instagram," Sid explained.
"We wanted something that would photograph well, and it's a real
"The functionality isn't always the best – there are holes everywhere and
things that leak ‒ but we love it."
The couple met while studying for a Bachelor of Photography
and went on to launch a successful photography business, Daisy and The Duke, after
graduating in 2013.
They decided to embark on their road trip as a
way of combining their twin passions of
photography and travel.
work in the Sunliner
"There is so much to see in Australia, but most of us have never been
further west than the Great Dividing Range," Sid said.
"We can also still keep our business going while we travel, which
important to us."
Callena was looking forward to exploring new territory.
"We are really excited to get out of the cities and see the untouched
areas of Australia ... the gorgeous beaches, red
dirt, mountains and forests," she explained.
"We have a Google Map that is constantly getting filled with new
The couple will start their Australian odyssey in August.
They see the trip as a chance to capture what makes Australia tick ...
from the natural landscapes to the people they meet along the way.
"I think photography is an amazing way to forge a connection," Callena
"And people in the country are more open for a chat, whereas in the cities
everyone has got their walls up.
"We are keen to tell people's stories through our photos and try and
capture what makes up the fabric of Australian life."