This body of work is based on experiences and memories, from childhood to adolescence, in a tourist beach town on the north coast of NSW. The series explores a very different side to Byron Bay that contradicts the peaceful, and idyllic. A utopian landscape exists there, in that place I call home. “Why would you leave, Byron?” Is the question I am met with almost every time I explain where I am from. For me, there are two contradictory parallel Byron Bays, one of peace and the other of anxiety. The imagery presented here creates a dark and unsettling picture to the usual reality one expects, sees or knows of Byron Bay.