Landscape Photographer, and all round nice guy
Hi, I’m Brian, and thank you for dropping by and visiting my site. I trust you are having a good time looking at my images. If you haven’t looked yet, you can access my images from the Main Gallery.
Feel free to read my story below to find out more about me and how I got into landscape photography.
Originally I was born in South Africa, and when I was 5 years old my family emigrated to Australia. I have to say I have been extremely lucky to be brought up in Sydney, which to me is Australia’s most magnificent city.
I was always interested in art and photography from a young age. At school art was my favourite subject and I used to do a lot of oil painting and drawing. When I got older I was given a film SLR camera as a present which I loved using through high school and university.
I studied graphic design at university and part of the course was photography which was a lot of fun. I remember developing my own photos in a darkroom and it was so cool seeing the images magically appear on the paper. It’s incredible thinking back to those times and seeing how far cameras have come since those days of film photography when you had no other choice. In a lot of ways film photography was more fun and rewarding, as you waited in anticipation to see the shots you had taken come to life when you got them developed. Now I am sounding old, so I think I will stop…:-)
I never really took photography all that seriously until many years later when I used to walk around the city during lunchtime taking photos on my iPhone.
I started to see how great these photos looked and I began to get creative. Every lunchtime I just couldn’t wait to get out of the office and race around the city taking creative pictures and then editing them on my iPhone.
I started looking at Instagram and seeing such great landscape photos and I developed a burning desire to create images like this myself. I didn’t have a DSLR camera, so I started shooting sunrises and sunsets with my iPhone. I would turn up at locations at sunrise with my iPhone and a tripod and I got addicted. Thinking back to this time it was quite amusing when I would turn up to locations with my iPhone while other photographers were there with their big cameras. But I loved it!
After shooting quite a few sunrises with my iPhone, I began to take it more and more seriously and I finally invested in a proper DSLR camera.
I have now been taking photography very seriously for the past 8 years and I thrive on capturing photos of nature and my beautiful city of Sydney. I love venturing out in the early hours of the morning to take shots of the beaches and waterways as they come alive. I also love shooting scenes of nature and cityscapes.
In a chaotic world I love the silence and stillness of the morning before the majority of people wake up. I find the morning very peaceful and it gives me time to stop, gather my thoughts and switch off from the world around me. I am quite an anxious person and so for me the moments that I am out capturing scenes of nature allows me to relax, be present and appreciate my life. It’s very rare that we actually stop for a moment and be present without thinking about the past and the future and for me taking photos gives me a deep sense of inner peace, calm and joy.
On top of the peacefulness and calmness that photography gives me, I also get a real buzz and adrenalin rush from capturing beautiful magical light. It’s also the thrill of the chase that motivates me and keeps me coming back for more. I feel like endorphins are released in my brain when I capture an amazing photograph and I always can’t wait to share it with the world.
I hope you enjoy looking at my images as much as I enjoy taking them.
If you would like to contact me, please visit my Contact page and send me a message, I would love to hear from you.
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