In the early days of Instagram it was easier to connect with other creatives around the world. If you spoke the same visual language it could lead to meeting up or working together. I caught one of these cross cultural currents photographing some stories for the Brooklyn based website Design*Sponge. One time it was the sun splashed semi- tropical house and garden of the artist Bruce Goold – above. Another time my place in Hill End: with a shot of some kangaroos over the back fence, half painted walls and a table set for a country lunch.