I started being serious about photography back in 1996, but my interest started about 12 years earlier when a family friend lent me his Praktika 35mm camera [which had been stolen from a German soldier during WW2.]

For my first 15 years “behind the camera” I predominantly worked with black & white film with a preference for old architecture and landscapes, but now I am diving into the joys of digital-film, working with colour and capturing portraits of the interesting people I meet.

I am addicted to globe-trotting, meeting new people, diving into new and strange cultures and experiencing the natural beauty that this blue-green planet has
in abundance.

So far, I have been to:

  1. Canada [Vancouver Island, Highway1, and Golden BC].
  2. East Coast USA [New York, Boston, Maine/New England Region].
  3. West Coast USA [San Francisco, Big Sur, Bryce Canyon, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon].
  4. England [London].
  5. Spain [Barcelona, Northeast Coast].
  6. France [Langeudoc/Southeast Region, Cote D’azur].
  7. Italy [Genoa, Florence, Rome].
  8. Hong Kong.
  9. Jordan [Petra, Jerash, Wadi Rum].
  10. China [Chengdu, Xi’an].

The two people who have been most influential for me in photography are my Aunt Marilyn for inspiring me to buy my first camera, and the Australian Master of Photography – Ruby Spowart for teaching me about Black & White photography.

 

My weapon of choice? … The Sony SLT A99 matched with the stunningly hot Carl Ziess 85mm f1.4 portrait lens!


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  • Joined: December 2007

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RB Forums gone... part 2

Ok, we all know how to tell when we are being lied to, its an in-built talent that humans have … that moment when things don’t seem quite right and not everything gels with what you are being told. / I learnt sometime ago not believe anything that RB tells us… and this is another one of those times. / Back last year RedBubble posted this in their Help Center, in the section titl…
Posted about 2 months – 15 comments

RB Forums are gone permanently!

After the closure of the Forums last year many members lamented that the “community spirit” of this site had died off completely. / Admin assured us that they were working on a solution, but in the light of the events in here over the last couple of years I seriously doubted that the Forums would return at all. / Well, its now confirmed… the forums are dead. / I received this em…
Posted about 2 months – 35 comments

Echoes of Gordon Gecko?

In the biggest WTF moment in art history… RedBubble has just staged a successful corporate take-over of TeePublic. LINK and LINK 2 /   / OK, maybe its not the biggest WTF moment in art history, but its pretty close. / How much did this cost?.. (you should probably sit down for this)… /   / FIFTY SEVEN POINT SEVEN M I L L I O N DOLLARS!!! /   / Yep, holy flying duck feat…
Posted 5 months – 19 comments

Counting down to the end...

I have decided to stop and smell the roses, probably because there is something else in here that doesn’t smell like roses, and I have been smelling it for far too long now. / I will no longer support RedBubble by providing “Welcome Baskets” to new members, by helping members to post images and improve their journals with pictures etc. I certainly wont be helping anyone with cop…
Posted 7 months – 32 comments
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