As an American visitor and an art photographer, my residency at Lighthouse Arts was a special opportunity for me to explore new photography subjects and immerse myself in the stunning location at Nobbys-Whibayganba Headland. The glorious space offered so many new perspectives, amazing light, and unique opportunities for inspiration, especially in conversation with the other amazing creatives in residence. I had time and focus to really think about my work and process and in so doing created a new body of work, Luminous Portals, which I hope to put on exhibition in the United States when I return home. Thank you Lighthouse Arts for this fantastic experience.