SORRY FOLKS, HAVEN’T BEEN HERE FOR QUITE A WHILE. TIME TO TIDY UP MY PORTFOLIO (DELETE SOME OLD WORK – ADD SOME NEW). LIFE JUST GETS BUSY.
I’m an Aussie guy, originally from Sydney now residing in Brisbane. I’ve always had a love of photography but don’t claim to be anything other than an amateur.
I’ve only just recently resumed photography after a break of almost 15 years, my old Pentax ME Super put to rest way back then; life simply had other priorities. Roughly 4 years ago a friend gave me a CANON IXUS 80 IS which I still use today. It’s about as basic as a camera can get but is more than appropriate for my current needs: light, convenient, pocket-portable, simple. I’m a bit of a technophobe so the easier the better! At times I struggle with the digital format; it seems a bit cold, whereas film photography and the old SLRs were by comparison warm and tactile, very hands-on. I guess that’s the price of progress. C’est la vie.
In the latter part of 2009 I was diagnosed with Autonomic Seizures – Epilepsy, and I’ve written a couple of stories that will give you an insight into this condition. These can be found in my gallery entitled Mental Illness. All that aside, I’m a spiritual man, I love nature and I love my cats; they’re all wonderful meditations. Along with photography, these things plus my family and friends have kept me sane and are a great comfort, hopefully moving me closer to a full recovery. Only time will tell.
Like my life, my artwork is honest and simple. I don’t use sophisticated editing programs or an expensive DSLR, but I’m still creating something unique albeit simple, and that’s pretty much my style anyway. SIMPLICITY IS MY NICHE! My photos have been edited with LIGHTZONE, a basic user-friendly system which I have come to love. We are currently exploring each others potential and limitations. I also love lots of vibrant COLOUR. I just can’t help myself but hey, life should be colourful don’t you think?
I’m not here to compete with anyone, but rather am simply striving to achieve my own ‘personal best’, expressing my vision and passion in my own creative way. Am I any good? Who knows, but ultimately who cares? It certainly won’t be for the lack of trying.
I’m so happy to have found this site and honour the talent of ALL those here. You’re all so very inspirational :D
My images do not belong to the Public Domain. All material in this portfolio is owned and copyrighted © by Neil Ross. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from myself is prohibited by law. All rights reserved.