Aerial photography of the Australian landscape is very fitting considering the thousands of years that Aborigines have done the "same" thing without leaving terra firma. On a wall downstairs I have a Rover Thomas print "Durba Gorge" which, to my mind, perfectly illustrates an aerial view.
Side note: From the USA I have visited Australia 10 times in the last 12 years and started collecting art back when the AU$ wasn't nearly as strong as it is now.
I bring up Aboriginal art because while admiring the artistry of these photos and reading about Southwest Light and NDFive I saw nothing of any possible connection that any of the photographers may have thought or felt about what came before. There is no mention of this at Richard Wolendorp's website either. Unless I missed it, which is very possible.
So my question is: "There you all were with digital cameras, tripods, backpacks, AWD vehicles, aircraft and whatever else, was there any discussion between you of what went before?"