“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.”
I’m a self employed public relations consultant and freelance photo-journalist based in Kyneton in Victoria’s scenic Macedon Ranges, Australia.
Photography began by accident in 2006 when I purchased a Panasonic Lumix FZ5 to take to Vietnam and Cambodia as my ’travelling" companion. On my return I discovered I had a pretty reasonable eye for composition, and sold several articles and photos to travel magazines.
In 2007 I purchased a Pentax K10D and a month later went to India armed only with two kit lenses. I again sold stories and photos on my return.
In 2008 I went to Burma and cruised the Upper Irrawaddy River, and several stories and photos will be publish mid 2009.
I still have the two kit lenses – 18-55mm and a 70-300mm (average glass really) but recently purchased a 50mm f1.4 prime lens and a Sigma 10-20mm EX lens.
I specialise in travel photography and travel writing (generally in South East Asia), in addition to my normal work as a PR consultant.
My preference is for journalese and street type of photographs, and I don’t pretend to take beautiful photos. I like those that tell a story (although my early submissions to Red Bubble tend to be very general).
Today I had coffee with Canadian Red Bubbler, Wendi, who has been holidaying in South Australia…and she’s as fantastic in person as she is online! Great meeting her. / On the downside, dontcha hate it when you upload a photo that appears to be the right side up on your computer screen, and then appears on Red Bubble lying down lol and nothing you can do appears to change it!
Have just had yet another travel article (including my photos) published. If you are in Australia, check out the latest edition of “Cruise Passenger” and see my shots of the voyage I did last year along Burma’s Irrawady River, including the description of abandoning ship… / The article takes up three pages and has 6 photos. / This is the third article I have had in this p…
Hmmmm…Just sold photo http://www.redbubble.com/products/configure/10158918 to add to my earlier two calendar sales this month of the world’s longest escalator in Hongkong – http://www.redbubble.com/people/darius4522/calendars/3198970-1-hong-kong-escalator-longest-in-the-world !! / June has been good to me – LOL
Pleasant surprise when I checked RB this morning…I have sold two Hongkong calendars..to the same person…and I have no idea who the lucky guy/gal was! / Hmmmm…never thought I would sell a calendar in June….