If you are anything like me, than this is the time of year where you enjoy a holiday read with a dash of visual escapism.
For something special I thought I would put together a collection of my ‘Best of 2018’ , including my favourite travel assignments, insider tip blog posts and personal shoot inside my home and studio.
Go behind the scenes of my Valerie Taylor portrait shoot, my Kangaroo Island Travel Diary & also find out my most post popular Instagram post from this year was.
Stories which I will remember 2018 by.
Ningaloo Reef Travel Diary
Come behind the scenes of my assignment documenting the exotic beauty of Ningaloo Reef.
Whale sharks, a beachside safari camp & breathtaking landscapes.
Burleigh Heads Top 5
An Insiders Guide on what to eat, see & do at one of my favourite places in Australia,
Canada Travel Diary
I was SO excited to share this with you and invite you in to see what my studio looks like and where all the work happens.
Valerie Taylor Portrait Shoot
A highlight of mine from this year, come behind the scenes as I scout locations, photograph Valerie and find out more about her incredible back story including photographic the covers of several National Geographic covers.
Kangaroo Island Travel Diary
I was invited to photograph Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, a remote wilderness lodge on the cliff edge of the Southern Ocean. I had been wanting to visit Kangaroo Island for years, especially eyeing off Southern Ocean Lodge. So it’s safe to say I jumped at the opportunity to visit and photograph the lodge.
It’s not a huge island, only just over 4000 people live here. However getting there is super easy, you fly into Adelaide airport and then either catch a connecting flight on a small plane straight to Kangaroo Island’s new airport, or you can catch the vehicle ferry across.
Straddie has fast become the place I escape to as often as I can, and it also has fast become the place where I feel the most connected to my work and craft – photography.
Sometimes I’ll escape to the island on the weekends when I’m not travelling away on shoots, other times I may visit through the week if time allows.
So I thought I would share a personal visual diary into what it looks like when I come over to Straddie, so you too can see what I see!
Currumbin Swimming Club
Here is a feel good one for you. Happiness.
I had the absolute pleasure to photograph and swim with this bunch of dedicated old sea salts last month for Australian Traveller Magazine.
They swim 365 days a year and are all surprisingly in their 80s or 90s (they don’t look it) Many have lost partners over the years and live alone, so the 6am comradery call time at the beach means they are alive and ok.
This was my most popular instagram post of 2018.