Marcia Macmillan

Whimsical warrior

I took this image of my daughter running through our paddocks as we returned home from a walk one afternoon. Dust storms of this magnitude have become so normal that we no longer adjust our daily routine to accommodate them. My daughter is a quintessential farm girl who likes to dress up. A fragile yet fearless nine-year-old, challenging mother nature to unleash herself in all her fury.


My name is Marcia Macmillan, and I live on a large 50,000-acre merino sheep stud in the Central West of NSW, Australia. I work full time as a special needs teacher, travelling vast distances to support my deaf or hearing impaired students.

Our rural landscape provides a spectacular backdrop for anyone interested in the raw beauty of the Australian Outback. I am constantly in awe.

I don’t consider myself a ‘photographer’, rather someone who enjoys taking photographs when moments present themselves or when I find time to indulge my long-suppressed creative side.