A life well lived

One of the best things about being a photographer is the opportunity to see places and meet people you would never normally get the chance to. I can't imagine I'm going to be a multi-millionaire any time in the near future. I don't buy lottery tickets and, as far as I know, aren't related to... Continue Reading →

It doesn’t have to be distant

This is the view driving down a local street to get to my house. I have driven along this road thousands of times over the years. And I'm usually so busy watching the road that I never even notice this incredible view right in front of me. Until, one particular day, I was driving along... Continue Reading →

Street Photography in a rural city

Street photography is fun. Just wandering around, you and your camera, looking for little slices of life to capture. Relying on serendipity. Blending in. The original reality TV. But street photography is not so easy in a rural town. When the place you live is 20 blocks by 20 blocks it's easy to lose yourself... Continue Reading →

Living life the traditional way

A few years ago now I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a few days up on Cape York with Cathy Freeman, the world-famous aboriginal runner. I was the stills photographer on a TV shoot where she would visit remote aboriginal communities and learn about the local culture. Our trip was to the remote western... Continue Reading →

Orpheus beauty

Far north Queensland is home to one of the most renowned Marine Science university degrees in the world. Done through James Cook University, one of the highlights of the course is a trip to the beautiful Orpheus Island. I had an opportunity to spend some time photographing the facilities and this was the view that... Continue Reading →

What to do with a pest

International trade and travel has brought with it the introduction of many different species of plants and animal into parts of the world they were never meant to be. Red Back Spiders in Japan, lorrikeets in New Zealand and camels in central Australia to name just a few. Usually the results are disastrous for the... Continue Reading →

Miles and miles of beach

So this is one thing we're justifiably famous for here in Queensland. Miles and miles of pristine beach free from invading hordes. Yes you can pretty much find kilometres of basically empty beach on which to take a leisurely stroll. Nobody trying to sell you a sarong, offer you a massage or entice you with... Continue Reading →

We like ’em big in Australia

We seem to have a thing in Australia for building giant statues of everyday objects. There's the giant pineapple, the giant banana, the giant sheep. And then there's this fellow. The Cassowary is a large, flightless bird found in far northern Queensland and Papua New Guinea. It is extremely endangered and many birds lose their... Continue Reading →

Entering another world

There's something about barriers to entry, particularly in a physical sense. When there is something stopping you getting somewhere it makes getting there all the more special. For visitors to the Daintree National Park that barrier to entry is a wide, crocodile living Daintree river. The only way to get past this impenetrable toothed barrier... Continue Reading →

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