In my spare time and when travelling for work you'll often see me with a camera in my hand or around my neck. Taking pictures is more than a just a pastime, it allows me to see the world through my own personal lens.
I've spent the last decade or so learning this peculiar yet fascinating way of viewing my surroundings.
In some ways, I think photography is keeping me young. It's a bit like learning a new language. Whether it's the settings on my cameras, figuring out Lightroom (or now Capture One), or learning how to set up the About page on this website, these are skills that my brain would just as soon not be bothered with. Pushing through is my personal version of learning to speak Mandarin (okay, not quite).
Interesting facts about me:
1. I was a vegetarian for 36 years.
2. Basil is my kryptonite.
3. My left thumb is seriously double jointed.
Thank you to all the fine people who have helped me in this journey who, without their influence and guiding hand I would still be searching for the shutter button:
* My first photo workshop I used my iPhone5 with @erickimphoto who memorably said I reminded him of George Clooney (truly, Eric has amazing eyesight and is wise beyond his years).
* Thank you to my good friend and all things foto advisor @thedocumentarian who is always there with a helping hand. Your enthusiasm for photography is contagious Tas.
* A very special thank you to my friend and mentor @laroquephotogram who has been instrumental in this journey. If I can be half the photographer Patrick is I will be content.