Your hometown // Adelaide

Day Job // Ham Sandwich Addict

Weapons of Choice // Nikon D3100 (I got it when I was 16, and now I’m 21, she’s proving to be a workhorse), lenses – 18-55mm, 50mm, and the odd 8mm fisheye if I’m feeling different. Tripod – I buy $30 tripods from the Good Guys, i tend to abuse them with salt water and drop them a lot. But really, I’m just a broke uni student.

How do you plan your microadventures // I pick adventures with my good mate Jack, he and I are massive frothers on being outdoors and we met at college a few years ago now. Basically one of us will text the other at some point during the week – usually after a long day at uni and with a quick check of the weather we’re out snapping away somewhere.

A lot of our scouting is done on google maps to be honest, we just check out places from satellite and head out wherever looks cool, remote and somewhere where we or people we know haven’t really been too.
Oh and our good mate Cam usually comes along too, he runs a video blog and does rad little 1-2min clips of our trips.

Where do you go // Our adventures usually range from 1-3hours away from Adelaide. Depending on how much flexibility we have with work and uni commitments. Generally in the holidays we’ll go for longer trips, and we have a few mad trips lined up later this year. Sometimes it involves a bit of hiking and other times we’ll just pull up the car on a beach, whip out the bbq and esky and have sophisticated conversation and take calculated photographs of the immediate vicinity – thats a massive lie, we just go with the flow and live passionately (easiest way to live!)

We mix it up between sunrise trips before uni and sunset trips for an overnight camping trip.
Im not going to disclose some parts of our adventures, we tend to trespass and do the sneaky roll out of a swag here and there. So if any private land owners are reading this, don’t worry we do clean up after ourselves and you shouldn’t be such cranky people considering the dope properties you live on – lighten up ya mongrels.

Instagram // @riley.photo

Microadventures with @riley.photo 1/5 "Sunrise hikes through a forest are really quite humbling. It's ridiculously peaceful. It gives you a rad sense of exploring with no sign of human interaction (no concrete, no bullshit). If there's one thing you do this year, take a hike through a forest with a mate or two!"

Microadventures with @riley.photo 1/5
“Sunrise hikes through a forest are really quite humbling. It’s ridiculously peaceful. It gives you a rad sense of exploring with no sign of human interaction (no concrete, no bullshit). If there’s one thing you do this year, take a hike through a forest with a mate or two!”

Microadventures with @riley.photo 2/5 "Mid week camping trip. This was a Wednesday and a massive F*** it moment. The weather forecast for the week was ridiculously good from Wednesday on when i checked it on Monday night. So i stayed up super late Tuesday night finishing my uni work for the week and went camping and fishing with my mate Anthony - how goods the set up!" #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @riley.photo 2/5
“Mid week camping trip. This was a Wednesday and a massive F*** it moment. The weather forecast for the week was ridiculously good from Wednesday on when i checked it on Monday night. So i stayed up super late Tuesday night finishing my uni work for the week and went camping and fishing with my mate Anthony – how goods the set up!”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @riley.photo 3/5 "This is one of my favourite images I’ve taken, a bunch of us were heading down to Second Valley in South Australia. I guess its kinda cliche but i enjoy the symbolism it offers of living while you’re young (and that real annoying hashtag 'yolo')". #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @riley.photo 3/5
“This is one of my favourite images I’ve taken, a bunch of us were heading down to Second Valley in South Australia. I guess its kinda cliche but i enjoy the symbolism it offers of living while you’re young (and that real annoying hashtag ‘yolo’)”.
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @riley.photo 4/5 "Nothing much behind this image, just Jack and I pulling the pins up and relaxing on a local Adelaide beach one arvo after uni - not to mention beating the belting Adelaide summer heat." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @riley.photo 4/5
“Nothing much behind this image, just Jack and I pulling the pins up and relaxing on a local Adelaide beach one arvo after uni – not to mention beating the belting Adelaide summer heat.”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @riley.photo 5/5 "Nothing surpasses the beauty of Mother Nature. Jack and I took a sunrise hike through a forest and stumbled across this and were genuinely transfixed, i think its quite a grounding experience to witness something like this. I think it really shows how little time we spend on this earth in the scheme of things and a gentle reminder to make the most of it. This is a bit mission to find, so I’m going to keep it a secret where it is!" #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @riley.photo 5/5
“Nothing surpasses the beauty of Mother Nature. Jack and I took a sunrise hike through a forest and stumbled across this and were genuinely transfixed, i think its quite a grounding experience to witness something like this. I think it really shows how little time we spend on this earth in the scheme of things and a gentle reminder to make the most of it.
This is a bit mission to find, so I’m going to keep it a secret where it is!”
#weareexplorers