... the short version
I love adventure, travel, discovering new places and creating exciting travel itineraries!
I'm endlessly fascinated with the group of islands which make up the country of Indonesia,
going back time and again with my dear friends who are as mad as I am! Mad about photography, meeting the locals, making new friends, learning and absorbing the Indonesian culture in all its forms.
My adventures in Indonesia has taken me to Flores, Sumba, Timor, Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi,
Borneo, Bali and many smaller islands such as Komodo, Lembata, Seraya.
Whilst Indonesia remains my first love, I've also enjoyed getting to know several African countries, my favourites being Ethiopia, Uganda and Madagascar.
I kicked off my photographic journey in 2008 whenI joined my local camera club. In that time I've attained the photographic honours of GMAPS (Grand Master) > The Australian Photographic Society and EFIAP/s (Excellence) > the International Federation of Photographic Art.
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... and a little more
My partner Noel and I continue to share every aspect of our involvement in photography. Over the years this shared pastime has led us to some incredibly awesome world destinations and its peoples,
as well as re-discovering our beautiful home country of Australia in all of its glory.
When we joined our local camera club little did we know how much our interest and commitment would grow as we learnt not only from club outings and our fellow members, but also from the many guest presenters who took the time to visit and share imagery, tips, expertise and interesting viewpoints.
Our enthusiasm for photography grew and a desire to share our interest and skills with fellow members naturally evolved into us assuming various roles within our club and broader afield.
I've enjoyed championing International competitions in my roles of International/Exhibition co-ordinator, Inter-club coordinator and Program Director. I believe participating in exhibitions and competitions pushes photographers of all levels to develop, stretch and learn, as well as keep abreast of current photography trends.
Noel and I are both active members of the Australian Photographic Society and have embraced the Honours system to achieve high exhibition honours, as well as taking roles within the society over the years.
Over the years I've acted as Folio Secretary in both Open and Nature folios, editor to the Digital Division Newsletter ‘Monitor’, Member of the Nature Division Committee and was honoured to serve on the 2013 APS Honours Selection Panel. I currently hold the role of APS Exhibition Director, co-ordinating the organisation's National Competitions.
Noel and I both enjoy serving as judges for various APS approved Exhibitions/Competitions.
I'm excited about 2018 – more travel, more photography, more adventures and discoveries!
Feel free to drop us a line, say g'day or anything at all.