Name // Simon Mclaine

Your hometown // Hobart, Tasmania.

Day Job // Mountain bike trail builder and adventure photographer.

Camera and Lenses // For Digital stuff I use a Canon 5d3, 15mm f/2.8, 16-35mm f/2.8L, 50mm f/1.4, 70-200mm f/2.8L and for analog stuff I run a Bronica SQa, Olympus trip35, Olympus Electro Set, and Braun-Nizo 801.

What inspires you // I find a lot of inspiration from other people. The work they produce is exciting to me and this helps me stay motivated. Good music also keeps me in the right frame of mind to want to produce great imagery.

Advice // Stay true to what you want out of this whole photo game, use social media to your advantage, don’t be afraid to network, bite off more than you can chew, and chew like mad!

Instagram // @mclainemedia

Website // Mclaine Media
Microadventures with @mclainemedia 1/5 "I had spent the day driving from Adelaide towards Melbourne, and by coincidence ran into some friends from back home. We made our way to the Bay of Islands on the Great Ocean Road, watched the sunset, and enjoyed each others company. Proving that adventures are better off with great people." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @mclainemedia 1/5
“I had spent the day driving from Adelaide towards Melbourne, and by coincidence ran into some friends from back home. We made our way to the Bay of Islands on the Great Ocean Road, watched the sunset, and enjoyed each others company. Proving that adventures are better off with great people.”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @mclainemedia 2/5 "I find a friendship can be formed better in the wilderness than anywhere else. I had met Tom the day before and by the end of the second day adventuring around Beech Forest with him, felt as if I had known the dude for a year at least." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @mclainemedia 2/5
“I find a friendship can be formed better in the wilderness than anywhere else. I had met Tom the day before and by the end of the second day adventuring around Beech Forest with him, felt as if I had known the dude for a year at least.”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @mclainemedia 3/5 "Marco and I are a big fans of Mt. Wellington. It's hard not to be when its a fifteen minute drive from the city you live in. We always try to find reasons to head to the summit and run around for hours. Whether it's sitting on the edge of the peaks famous 'Organ Pipes', or walking out to South Wellington to find boulders to climb." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @mclainemedia 3/5
“Marco and I are a big fans of Mt. Wellington. It’s hard not to be when its a fifteen minute drive from the city you live in. We always try to find reasons to head to the summit and run around for hours. Whether it’s sitting on the edge of the peaks famous ‘Organ Pipes’, or walking out to South Wellington to find boulders to climb.”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @mclainemedia 4/5 "Whilst staying with a friend from college in Queensland, I was lucky enough to be shown Finch-Hatton Gorge. This place is amazing. It's a sub-tropical wonderland with a maze of rivers and streams with waterfalls and waterholes to hang out in. I'll be taking the next opportunity to get back here without hesitation." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @mclainemedia 4/5
“Whilst staying with a friend from college in Queensland, I was lucky enough to be shown Finch-Hatton Gorge. This place is amazing. It’s a sub-tropical wonderland with a maze of rivers and streams with waterfalls and waterholes to hang out in. I’ll be taking the next opportunity to get back here without hesitation.”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @mclainemedia 5/5 "I was given the opportunity to work on South Australia's Kangaroo Island for eight weeks. Though each week was extremely busy... my colleague and good friend Clinton found ways to channel our creative and adventurous personalities. We found perfect roads to skate on, and endless coastline to explore. Adventure is extremely important to me because I've realised it helps build character, forms friendships, and provides opportunity and memories that will keep you motivated." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @mclainemedia 5/5
“I was given the opportunity to work on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island for eight weeks. Though each week was extremely busy… my colleague and good friend Clinton found ways to channel our creative and adventurous personalities. We found perfect roads to skate on, and endless coastline to explore. Adventure is extremely important to me because I’ve realised it helps build character, forms friendships, and provides opportunity and memories that will keep you motivated.”
#weareexplorers