A special portrait I took of my cousin
Irvin Rockman only a few years before his untimley death, it holds so many wonderful memories for me.
What a guy, I miss him every day of my life.

He told me he was

The Worlds Greatest One Eyed Jewish Underwater Photographer

Irvin lost his eye due to cancer in 2010, he kept diving and photographing in New Guinea until his untimely death

His underwater book is at The National Library of Australia

Underwater Australia / [by] Irvin Rockman ; Introduction by Hans Hass. Text by Ken Pulley

6-4-1938 – 30-8-2010


lord mayor, portrait

Published in Leica Fotographic Magazine and 3 times in Australian Traveller Magazine.

Finalist in the 2011 Australia Day Council of NSW “Living Australia” photographic competitions and have won many awards for my images.

A winner in the 2012 Australia Day Council of NSW “Living Australia” photographic competition.

An Australia Post Postage Stamp made of my winning photograph in 2012

Exhibited at The Maritime Museum in Sydney and The Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

View Full Profile


  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful portrait,

  • Thank you Malcolm,
    I was pleased to capture his smiling eyes and the love in his expression.
    Keep well,

    – Ronald Rockman

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallalmost 3 years ago

    he has the most beautiful face , beautiful portrait :))

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful Portrait and tribute!

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful portrait and very nice tribute Rock

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68almost 3 years ago

    What a wonderful smile! Can’t help but smile back… : )
    Lovely portrait Rock!

  • Steven  Siow
    Steven Siowalmost 3 years ago

    Nice work Ronald.

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayalmost 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful portrait Ronald. My first instincts on viewing is the engaging warmth in his eyes, his smile. Then I read your narrative and felt such sadness for you that Irvin is no longer here.

    Not only a beautiful image, a wonderful tribute also.

    Kind regards, Tai

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful portrait Rock!! I can see his love of life in his expression!!
    Very engaging smile!! Excellent tribute!! :)

  • Larry Varley
    Larry Varleyalmost 3 years ago

  • Belated thanks Larry,
    I have been in hospital with double pneumonia (see my writtings)

    – Ronald Rockman

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 3 years ago

    great image! great feature!!

  • Great comment Lisa big thanks
    Rock :-)

    – Ronald Rockman

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait