Michael von Pein and his family live on a property outside of Kogan, a small town on Queensland's Darling Downs. Over the past four years, increasing amounts of coal seam gas infrastructure has been built on their property, leaving permanent scars on the land, affecting its agricultural use. The family's core industry, timber felling, has been impacted beyond repair by a coal seam gas pipeline cutting their property in half.
Michael and his family continue to work the land despite ever-increasing hardships imposed by gas companies. This series was completed as part of the Queensland Small Towns Photo-Documentary Project 2013.