Pillow Talk: Charlie Brophy July 07 2015
We get in bed with Charlie Brophy, fellow creative, traveler and kindred wandering spirit and also the photographer behind the lens of SUKU home. Her photography tells amazing stories through slice-of-life imagery and she shares some insights in part 1 of our Pillow Talk series.
You travel so much, whats your idea of home?
As lovely as it is to return to my original “home” in Melbourne after traveling elsewhere, I also believe that you can create a home anywhere you go. My parents still live in the same house that I lived in until I was 18 and since then I’ve moved house at least ten times. Home has begun to be a feeling of comfort for me, whether made on the road, in a tent or in a hut after a few weeks. Somewhere I can be completely balanced whilst familiarising myself with that space and my limited yet cherished belongings that I collect: old tins, cameras, boxes, candles, matchboxes, bunting flags, books, diary, colourful blankets, etc.
So where is 'home' to you now?
I’m in the midst of mentally packing my bag for another adventure whilst my temporary room that looks out to the Dandenong mountains and is being enjoyed with a briefcase record player, SUKU bedding, a maroon feature wall (my fav colour) and some loving plants.
If you can describe your mood at the moment with a piece of photography, what would it be?
What's the most interesting place you've been to and why?
Hampi, a city carved in stones. This magical place is in India though feels like you have arrived in Bedrock from The Flinstones. My eyes had never seen a place so surreal, unique and picturesque. It’s a fairytale adventure and a dream for climbers with monkey kingdoms and ancient architecture.
They say as a creative person...'the eyes must travel', is there a piece of photography that you took while you're travelling that has inspired you to keep doing what your doing?
My greatest inspiration: To keep meeting new faces in new places.
"My ability to conquer challenges are limitless; I trust my inner wisdom and intuition."
What is your favourite mantra?
• My ability to conquer challenges are limitless; I trust my inner wisdom and intuition.
• I am at peace with all that has happened, is happening and is yet to come.