Over the years, I have visited Joadja Creek, which is an old Shale mining town in the Southern Highlands of NSW Australia. I had been down there 3 times before dating back to the 1980’s however I had not been there for some 12 years when I ventured down there in 2014. Although some restorative […]
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When you go out to photograph, what ‘state of mind’ are you in? Do you go out with an idea in mind, or do you ‘free-wheel?’ Both approaches are valid, depending on what you want to achieve. I have to say that for many years I would either pick a subject e.g. I might choose […]
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One of the things that happened when I first started using a camera to explore the world was that I started to become more aware of what was around me. Initially, this was only on a conscious level. Gradually, over time I trained my eye to seek out things that which others would walk straight […]
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I was leafing through an old photography book and I came across the above quote by Ernst Haas. He was (and remains) a great influence on me. There are quite literally millions of things to photograph and no photographer could rightly claim to have photographed everything there is, however we do not need to. I […]
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It has indeed been always about the moment, whether I was shooting film or digital photography. I remember back in 1983 when I purchased my SLR and a whole new world opened up to me, it was a liberating experience. I began to be aware and see things that had always been there yet, I […]
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