Those Small Moments Of Beauty

Photographing small moments of beauty has – over the past few months – become incredibly important to me. When I am anxious I find myself unable to see the world properly. Effort is needed, either medical or physical – often both – to pull my mind out of anxiety. For some time afterwards I feel…

Finding Joy In A Public Library

Recently I’ve rediscovered the joy of using a public library. This has happened for a number of reasons. My list of books to read is large & grows faster than I can read. And I don’t really need to own all these books. I feel a little guilty admitting this because I assume that authors…

Celebrating 15 Years of Marriage

A foundation built on love kindness empathy respect strengthened by the desire to move through life together * Tested by unexpected forces proof we are better together * United by belief in each other in our friendship in our love I have struggled to articulate in this blog post what 15 years of marriage to…

Uncomfortable With An iPhone

This weekend past saw me in Melbourne holidaying with a newer friend. When packing I decided not to pack my camera. My thought process being that I wanted to focus on relaxing, instead of feeling like I “had” to use my camera. Of course as we pounded the pavement of Melbourne’s CBD on Saturday the…

Seeing Anxiety

Thoughts race at high speed. Negative. Unhealthy. Real. The urge to flee. To nowhere specific just away from now. Breath is shallow. The mind races. Escape not possible. Thoughts race at high speed. Negative. Unhealthy. Real. A seperation occurs. A sideways step from reality. Observing the reaction. Knowing it’s taking place yet knowing there is…

A Black & White Setting Sun

This is a photo from 12 months ago that I found today whilst looking for another photo. As often happens. I like that its in black and white. The blue colour of the sky wasn’t dramatic enough for me. Shooting in black and white is one of the things I love about my X-Pro1. Whilst…

Learning Takes Time

Having only spent the past four years or so falling back in love with photography there has been a lot of catching up to do. Most of it has centred around post processing. I grew up with film photography. When digital photography became an option it was, for me, prohibitively expensive. I couldn’t justify the…

Unexpected Tension

Come outside. Quickly. Moving fast, trying to breathe life into something that should have given up a long time ago. Back and forth. dashing here, there. Spraying something cold. It fires. then stops. Again. this cycle is repeated. I see the tension pulsing through his body. Tamping down an underlying anger. This is not what…

A Good Sunset, Again…

This evenings sunset was a stunner. The sunsets over the past few evenings have been bland, with little colour in the sky, although the sun has reminded me of a large burning ball, which i guess it kind of is. However this one was a show stopper. At the end of a long, tiring day,…