Melbourne: Central Place, Graffiti Laneway and a street portrait

Melbourne CBD Melbourne is an awesome city. Easy to walk around, with great food, coffee, bars and vibes. I was down there again recently for a work conference and as much as I had hoped to have some time to wander, there was precious little opportunity. Pretty much all of the shots in this post…

Portrait session: Samara

It was a cold and wintery afternoon a few weeks ago when I met up with Samara to do a quick portrait session. We only had an hour before sunset, which is the perfect time for photo’s, but the sun drops quickly once its over the horizon. This was the first time Samara had been…

Vivid Light Festival: Sydney Opera House

Well, it’s that time of year again and Sydney is once again playing host the Vivid Light Festival. The photo’s I’ll share tonight will only focus on the Opera House as I didn’t head down there until 10.20pm (and the lights go off at 11pm!). Hopefully, I will make it out a few more times over the…

Obelisk Beach sunrise, Sydney, Australia

The other week, I awoke on the lounge with a crook in my neck and the usual bad back from falling asleep in some ridiculous position. It’s usually at times like this when I take this exact opportunity to go out and take some sunrise photo’s. I confess to thinking I would just head back down to Bronte…

Bare Island, Sydney, Australia

Bare Island, La Perouse. Ever since I saw the movie Mission Impossible II (that’s the particularly crap one, IMHO), I had made a mental note of visiting Bare Island. It’s about a 40 minute, traffic riddled, cross-town drive from my place but that’s no excuse for taking so long (actually, years) to finally venture out there….

Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2016

  Mardi Gras Parade. It was a perfect last night for Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade – warm weather combined with flash, trash, glamour, politics, diversity, acceptance and love. It was a far cry from the original march in 1978 when a small group of gays, lesbians and their supporters first walked in solidarity down Oxford street while…

Cape Bridgewater, Victoria, Australia

A couple of weeks ago, I was down in country Victoria again for the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival. I’ve been going now for about 15 years and have met and made many friends over this time. Not so long ago, I used to lug my guitar down as a group of us used to play…

Sunrise over Jimmy’s Beach, Hawks Nest

  Well, its been business as usual back at work these last couple of weeks. The new year’s break is fading day by day and here we are already in February! All I can say is, Where did January go?!?! Caramba! Anyway, the small set of photo’s in today’s post come from our recent trip up…

Sunrise to sunset: 2015 New years day, Sydney, Australia

Above: High tide at Bronte just before the first sunrise of the new year. Sunrise at Bronte If you saw my previous post about Sydney’s New Years Eve fireworks, you’d know I was hoping for a little more than an hour’s sleep before having to get up for sunrise photo’s. In the end, all I could…

Event: Sculpture by the Sea 2014

This years Sculpture by the Sea exhibition wrapped up last Sunday and, thankfully, I managed to make it down there with a day to spare. Traversing Sydney’s coastline from Tamarama to Bondi beach, the event has grown in popularity with each passing year. In fact, its gotten so popular that I found it quite difficult to find a…

Kirribilli sunrise, Sydney

The other morning I was up before dawn again and thought I might try and get lucky with some sunrise photo’s. For a change of scenery, rather than head down to the beach, I figured I’d see what I might get at the exclusive harbourside suburb of Kirribilli. For those that don’t know, Kirribilli House is located here…

Sunrise over Bronte beach, Sydney, Australia

Sunrise over Bronte Beach Last weekend I decided to set an early alarm and visit Bronte beach again. It’s been quite a few months since my last visit and with the weather warming up down here in the southern hemisphere I didn’t have the excuse of a cold winter morning to dissuade me. It was a…

Bruges: Scattergun street shots

The shots I’m sharing tonight are really a random selection of photo’s from my wanderings around the streets of Bruges a couple of months ago. They were taken over the course of a number of days and all at different times of the day too. Variations in Post-Processing The first thing you may notice when perusing these…

An evening in Bruges and a whirlwind 6 weeks!

Wow, the past 6 weeks have been an incredible ride! Here’s some brief highlights (that also account for the recent poverty of posts); About 2 months ago I was contacted by Apple asking if they could use an image I took of climbers on the face of El Capitan in Yosemite, USA. 6 weeks ago, that image…

Vivid Festival: Sydney Harbour Bridge and Martin Place

Well, as promised, I made it back down to the city and took some more shots of this years Vivid Festival. A rather unique building in Martin Place played host to a rather spectacular light projection of a growing forest animation and there was an interactive faceted skull that would display a person’s face when they stood in…

Eiffel Tower and surrounds, Paris

It’s been an incredibly busy couple of months both at work and with my photography. I’m happy to report that I recently shot my first wedding; did a 2 day cycling event in Victoria; a gig for the NSW Ministry of Health and a large job for our own education department at work (which wasn’t…

Sydney Mardi Gras 2014

Last night Sydney hosted the 36th Annual Mardi Gras parade. It’s been a wet weekend here but as luck would have it, no rain fell on the parade. I really enjoyed it this year – the spectacle and costumes; the political and social commentary; the fantastic sense of fun. And, of course, all the smiles….

Wandering around the Marais district, Paris

Here’s a few pictures I took as I wandered around the Marais district in Paris recently. From memory, it was a Sunday and I started my walking tour at the Maison Europenne de La Photographie gallery (which was fantastic by the way). After a couple of hours there, I decided to wander further into this…