When I was a young boy troubled by the challenges of childhood, I wrote a poem with the sincerity and innocence of youth which I would like to share with you. I love encouraging people to be true to themselves and express those God given gifts that everyone is blessed with for the fulfillment of peace, joy and purpose within our lives, while helping and inspiring our fellow neighbour. Being true to oneself is of utmost importance and takes much courage. From my youth, the serenity, adventure and sheer beauty of the world around me resonated deeply within my mind, heart and soul. What I experienced and felt a need to express found a creative outlet through my passion and love for poetry and photography.
“A persons life is like that of a candle
A mere flame amongst a great many
A flame which within a few heartbeats
Will flicker and die, yet while I burn
Let me burn ever so brightly
For all to see”
An adventurous spirit combined with a love of exploration instilled within me a passion for photography at an early age. Having a deep love for nature, I felt instinctively drawn to the serenity, solitude and natural beauty offered by landscape photography which perfectly complemented my calm, deeply reflective nature. Paradoxically, the vibrancy and diversity of civilisation as represented in town and city life also proved fascinating. To my wonder and delight it always seems that “The more I explore the amazing world that we live in, the less I seem to know, yet the more I’m inspired to experience that which I do not know.”
The exotic natural beauty of Australia and picturesque brilliance of Europe with its rich history and cultural diversity have provided ample sources of inspiration. Australia is blessed with wild, rugged beauty and vast spaces ranging from mountains, forests, deserts and Ocean that are truly amazing to behold. Alternatively, Europe is historically, culturally and geographically the richest and most diverse continent that I have yet experienced. With a vast heritage influenced by the Classical, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern Eras, it never ceases to amaze me. Photography is a powerful medium that can express visually an individuals’ life experience to manifest something poignant within ones soul. I always ask myself what legacy do I aspire to leave behind, and in what way has my life had an impact on the lives of the amazing people who I’ve been blessed to have experienced throughout my travels. Photographymemoirs – Fine Art Landscape Photography, as experienced through my eyes and footsteps is my personal Odyssey that I would love to share with you.
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates
My mission is to celebrate the natural beauty and diverse cultures of the world we live in, through my passion for travelling and building bridges between people via shared experiences and a spirit of mutual dignity, respect and compassion. I yearn to leave something beautiful behind that transcends both culture and time. My inspiration stems from my love for Christ Jesus. Photography, travelling and sharing experiences are merely the vehicles through which this love is expressed.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork” Psalm 19:1
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