Patterns in rock

Often some of the most beautiful landscapes can be created from destruction. When the wind and rain destroy man-made structures we consider it destruction, but when it happens to hardened rock over eons it then becomes something beautiful. Delicate folds and ridges shaped by the elements which then mold surfaces that are otherwise indestructible.

Pied pied pied

For those of us without hours and hours of time to sit around waiting for wildlife there is a really good alternative. A trip to your local zoo or wildlife park can present a wonderful opportunity to get reasonably close to animals and birds that are relatively habituated to people. It also saves the need... Continue Reading →

The curse of the palm tree

People love palm trees. I get it. They remind you of somewhere warm. They're picturesque and have a sense of romance about them. You can imagine yourself sitting underneath sipping on a Pina Colada. So this is a reminder to myself that they're actually quite beautiful. Why do I need to remind myself? Because I... Continue Reading →

Go toady go!

Cane toads. Love them or hate them they're now a part of the landscape here in Queensland, They were in fact released for the first time in a little town called Gordonvale, just south of Cairns. But just north of Cairns, in the little town of Port Douglas, they have taken the oft-despised cane toad... Continue Reading →

Food glorious food

Food photography. It's a whole specialty to itself. Eager diners happily snap their meals before posting them to all manner of social media for their friends and followers to drool over. I don't do that. In fact I've usually completely finished eating by the time I realise I should probably take a picture. But that... Continue Reading →

Photography is patience personified

When you get to control all the elements life can certainly be a lot simpler. But for editorial and documentary photographers that's often not the case. We're there to observe and capture what is happening around us. This is how I like to work when I'm travelling, or trying to capture images for my own... Continue Reading →

Not a bad place to work

One thing that I really enjoy doing is teaching. Sharing my love of photography with others. Whether it be in the classroom, or out in the field, there's something really special about being able to share something that is such a huge part of my life with a group of like minded people. I don't... Continue Reading →

In the commercial world

Back in my first post I talked about how, for many photographers, a business in the visual arts is like a Hydra. We do different types of jobs as they pop up. I've never photographed a wedding (actually I lie, I did photograph one in India that involved eunuch dancers!), pets (apart from my own) or... Continue Reading →

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