My interest in photography started when I started working as a geologist in Angola, Botswana and Zimbabwe. There were many amazing things to photograph in the daily excursions into the bush. My first camera, which I still have and use, was a Pentax KM SLR. Unfortunately the photos I took in the early years were not stored well and now are pretty badly faded and damaged.
When I immigrated to Australia the outback in which I worked again offered many sites and situations demanding a photograph. At this time I converted a part of the Company caravan into a darkroom and developed and printed my own black and white images.
On holidays I would travel to places with the main objective of photographing things unique to the countries visited. So a trip to Afghanistan, for example, was for the sole purpose of photographing a game of Bushkazi, the traditional game played in Afghanistan involving teams of pony- mounted players competing for a headless calf carcass.
Unfortunately the pressures of work put a stop to my photography for a decade or so until I saw the exhibition of Carol Jerrems at the Heide Museum of Art in late 2010. Carol Jerrems used a Pentax similar to mine and I was inspired to dust off and repair my old camera and get photographing again.
A wonderful three weeks in Paris, surely the most photogenic city in the world, got me going again. My family then gave me a Pentax K-x DSLR for Christmas in 2010 and I am now as addicted to photography as before.
December 2013 Update
I have just had a short trip to Kings Canyon and Uluru. Hot but definitely worth going when the tourist numbers are down. I have added some images from the trip.