“A hundredth of a second here, a thousandth of a second there – even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity.” –
I remember being about 5 years old and heading into Sydney city and up to my dads offices high up in one of the skyscrapers. He was a photographer for the Australian Information Service travelling constantly and always coming back from exotic locations. Once he went to Fiji for lunch! Lucky bastard… Looking around the office and darkroom and being in a room bathed in red light. It was something that was totally foreign yet felt totally comfortable.
My first photographic experience was my dad making a silhouette on paper of my hands through the enlarger. My second, less successful experience was opening a box of film when the light was on and fogging the lot. My mum worked as a producer for the ABC at the time so in a way I saw both ends of the imaginary spectrum.
Photography has always been a part of my life although I never took it seriously for myself until I was about 16. Shooting black and white film on a Nikon Fe2 and developing in the Laundry until 3am some nights. Sometimes with inadequate ventilation, and no tongs so there were some strange dreams those nights…
Now dad is a reportage shooter, is a Walkley Award and United Nations Peace Prize winning photographer and also travels internationally on a regular basis. Pretty good gig if you can get it…
I love images and celebrate creative talent regardless of personality. You can learn things from everyone, and take inspiration from even the most amatuer photographers. This said… true success in photographic creativity is definitely a learned process… Hope you like my pics, thanks for taking the time to check out my work.