Your hometown // I grew up in the small coastal town of Boomerang Beach, NSW.

Day Job // Sustainability Consultant

Weapons of Choice // Olympus OM-D E-M10 with the 12-40mm PRO, 25 and 45mm.

What puts the fire in your belly // Getting out of my comfort zone, travelling to places not many know about, hearing stories, capturing moments through a lens and adventuring with like minded people with the same passion to create and inspire others.

Dream location to shoot in Australia // Lake Hillier in Western Australia or The Simpson Desert.

One piece of advice for aspiring photographers // The reason I became so involved in photography was because of travel, spending endless days from dawn to dusk shooting in situations I had never previously been. I can only suggest spending time with your camera, getting to know it, playing with light and colour and trusting your own unique style. The beauty of humans is that we are all different, and with each differing characteristic is an alternative perspective. That is the true beauty of photography for me.

Favourite Quote // Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood as we understand the theory of relativity and principals of uncertainty. Phenomena that determine the course of our lives…These forces that often remake time and space, that can shape and alter who we imagine ourselves to be, begin long before we are born and continue after we perish. Our lives and our choices, like quantum trajectories, are understood moment to moment. That each point of intersection, each encounter, suggest a new potential direction.’

Instagram // @easternsuns

Website // www.jonathoncollins.com

Microadventures with @easternsuns 1/5 "A group of us set off from the Govetts Leap lookout at 6AM on a foggy Winter morning, descending down beneath the dense canopies of the Blue Mountains National Park. The torrential rain made the descent quite slow and slippery, but after an hour or so we arrived to see Bridal Veil Falls gushing in full force." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @easternsuns 1/5
“A group of us set off from the Govetts Leap lookout at 6AM on a foggy Winter morning, descending down beneath the dense canopies of the Blue Mountains National Park. The torrential rain made the descent quite slow and slippery, but after an hour or so we arrived to see Bridal Veil Falls gushing in full force.”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @easternsuns 2/5 "On a roadtrip with some friends from Melbourne, we ventured northwest a few hours outside of the city in search for some epic places. Our last stop was the Pink Cliffs Geological Reserve, a set of mini gorges and cliffs of pastel pink, yellow and orange clays created by early gold mining activities in the 1880's." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @easternsuns 2/5
“On a roadtrip with some friends from Melbourne, we ventured northwest a few hours outside of the city in search for some epic places. Our last stop was the Pink Cliffs Geological Reserve, a set of mini gorges and cliffs of pastel pink, yellow and orange clays created by early gold mining activities in the 1880’s.”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @easternsuns 3/5 "Having seen so many images from the more visited tourist sites in Tasmania, and so few from Ben Lomond, we had no idea what to expect driving up through a plateau and onto the mountain. On the final part of the ascent is a winding road known as Jacobs Ladder, zigzagging through rugged peaks and loose rocks. Outside of the ski season, the Park itself feels a little like another planet, shrouded in mist and oddly shaped rocks, completely empty." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @easternsuns 3/5
“Having seen so many images from the more visited tourist sites in Tasmania, and so few from Ben Lomond, we had no idea what to expect driving up through a plateau and onto the mountain. On the final part of the ascent is a winding road known as Jacobs Ladder, zigzagging through rugged peaks and loose rocks. Outside of the ski season, the Park itself feels a little like another planet, shrouded in mist and oddly shaped rocks, completely empty.”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @easternsuns 4/5 "There is something special about the late afternoon and sunset swims spent jumping off the rocks at North Bondi and swimming till the sun goes down. The sky lights up in an array of colours, reflecting on the water like a painting. It is an describable feeling, and one that makes me proud to call Sydney my home." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @easternsuns 4/5
“There is something special about the late afternoon and sunset swims spent jumping off the rocks at North Bondi and swimming till the sun goes down. The sky lights up in an array of colours, reflecting on the water like a painting. It is an describable feeling, and one that makes me proud to call Sydney my home.”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @easternsuns 5/5 "A long strip of white sand, the sounds of rolling waves, a smell of salt in the air and a sense of complete emptiness and isolation. My home." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @easternsuns 5/5
“A long strip of white sand, the sounds of rolling waves, a smell of salt in the air and a sense of complete emptiness and isolation. My home.”
#weareexplorers