Cloudy Bay

This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia!

That all-too familiar feeling, unearthed in yet another quiet moment of solitude.

Dusk was beginning to fall and she hadn’t yet assembled the dry wood for the fire that would keep her company tonight. How she loves watching the flames dance as they lick at the night sky. She told herself that tonight she would finish the last of her dried honey myrtle flower and treat herself to a sweet tea. She’ll set out tomorrow to search for another Melaleuca.

The last fading light of day eventually gives way to night’s dark blanket and through the flames she lets her eyes glaze over to digest the shimmering beauty of the night’s sky. Nestling once more into her blankets she rests her head and wonders who will slip into slumber first – her, or the fire. She’s glad that the afternoon breeze has calmed to a gentle hum that lightly tousles her hair. Eyes closed, she enjoys the sensation of the earth’s moving energies washing over her skin, the cool bite of the evening making her feel alive.

The universe was delivered here for a reason, she thought.

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An editorial inspired by first steps in a new land, ‘Cloudy Bay’ was shot on the most easterly point of Australia on the vastly barren beaches surrounding Byron Bay.

Photography & art direction by David Hauserman (@davidhauserman) for The Freedom State.

Styling by Bonnie Macleod (hyperlink:

Model Chase Carter @ IMG

Makeup by Satya Schmitz

Styling assistant Siarn Maraga

Find Miann at & instagram @miannscanlan and @freepeopleaustralia

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9 years ago

This gorgeous – wonderfully written and beautifully styled. I love the knits & beach hair!

Warm Regards,

9 years ago

this post is so inspiring! Addind the We the free monroe tank to my #fpwishlist :)!

9 years ago

Beautiful photos! and clothes!


9 years ago
9 years ago

Amazing photos and amazing outfits !


9 years ago

Captures Aus so well.
I just moved here and its hard to readjust on every level. Great photos.
I follow @freepeopleaustralia and I didnt know that was who was behind it!