First of all let me put you at ease. This isn't going to be a blog about Paul Dymond. Who the hell cares how many Weet-Bix I have for breakfast ( my 4 year old son Mirai has more!) or what I think about the price of fish. But for those who are just a little curious as to how I ended up doing what I am I thought I would go back a little in time.
I guess it all started here. Well not exactly at the Senso-ji Shrine in Asakusa, Tokyo, but in Japan nonetheless. At the tender age of 17, after having studied Japanese for 2 years I found myself living for a year in Kobe as an exchange student. This was my first taste of solo travel abroad and I was hooked but language study took a front seat for a while. After returning to Australia I continued with my study of Japanese and went on to do a double degree at university in Japanese and Korean with a minor in Japanese studies and general lack of direction.
AFRICA GETS IN THE WAY
After finishing my degree I was supposed to go on and do a Masters in Interpreting and Translating but I ended up flitting off to Africa for 9 months or so - as you do! The Sahara Desert, the jungles of Zaire, the game parks of East and Southern Africa, the heights of Mt Kilimanjaro. Somehow I just knew I wasn't going back to do post-grad. 140 rolls of Kodachrome slide film in the backpack and I was on a new journey.
So here I am - 55 countries later. The Kodachrome has given way to digital pixels, the backpack to a suitcase with wheels but the passion for travel and photography is as strong as ever. And that's what this blog is about - the passion.
Every entry I will post one of my favourite photos and talk a little about the technique, a little about the feeling behind the image and a little about the subject itself. Hopefully these posts will be helpful, enlightening and ignite in you the same passions to see the world and photograph it so that others may travel through your pictures.