Your hometown // Melbourne
Day Job // Designer
Your weapons of choice // Canon 5D mkiii with a range of focal lengths from 17 -300mm on various lenses. I’ve had this setup for years now and to be honest I don’t see myself upgrading any time soon, just not necessary! I used to use my iPhone to shoot with a lot but just found that in the field I was just overcomplicating things by chasing 2 versions of the same shot, so I simplified.
What puts the fire in your belly // Hitting the road and getting away for an adventure. Is there anything better than the feeling of the everyday slowly washing away over a long journey, then to arrive and wake up in a place you’ve never been before or a favourite place you love exploring? That feeling is priceless, so much potential, so much to explore. I’m never happier than when I’m wandering along a hilltop or coastline, camera in hand, great company by my side, seeing what can inspire me.
Where was your last microadventure in Oz // My last microadventure in Australia was up through the Yarra Valley in Autumn. We went chasing those golden colours in golden light. Finished up the trip by heading through the Alpine region and down to the Toorongo falls reserve for some rainforest and waterfall goodness! It was epic, I’m constantly amazed at how much Victoria has to offer.
Where’s your next Australian microadventure going to be // The Great Ocean Road. I’ve been down that way countless times but I just can’t get enough of the place. It’s where I really learnt what it is to combine photography with exploring and down that way there is literally something new to shoot, hike, surf or swim in around every bend.
Scariest thing thats happened to you in the wild // While solo hiking around the crater of a volcano in Indonesia at 3am (searching for stars and trying to avoid crowds of course) I lost my footing on a particularly steep section and tumbled down a 10 meter embankment. The scary part was that I landed with my head literally 10 centimeters from a boiling hot sulfur lake. Crazy times.
Apart from your camera, what’s the one piece of essential kit you’d always carry in the great outdoors // Do pets count as kit?! If so my pup @scoutthespanador is always essential for great company! Other than that my mask and snorkel, never know when you might want to peer under the surface.
Favourite Quote // Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap…― Haruki Murakami