professional photographer magazine – column 7 – finding the space to be a photographer

First published in July 2014 I’m writing from our hotel room in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. Kristen is sitting in the next room reading and I can hear the sounds of men yelling downstairs, trying to sell fruit and vegetables to people walking past. The noisy traffic is rolling by at nearly an idle…

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professional photographer magazine – column 5 – equality part 2

Writing last month’s column was a bit of a challenge I must admit. I spent far too long on it, but being such a sensitive topic, I think it deserved the time and energy. It focused mainly on the idea of representation and how we as photographers had a responsibility to equally represent the people…

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professional photographer magazine – column 4 – equality part 1

I think a lot about equality – I guess being a dark skinned person growing up in a predominantly white country, you’re kinda forced to. I’ve been fortunate to not experience discrimination in the same way that many others have but that doesn’t make me immune to it. Nor does it make me exempt from…

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Professional Photographer Magazine – Column 3 – Bartering

I was born in Australia but grew up in Sri Lanka from the ages of 1 to 7. While growing up in a developing country comes with many disadvantages, there is a sense of community and camaraderie that Sri Lankans have which is wonderful to be a part of. People address each other not by…

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Professional Photographer Magazine – Column 2 – The Window of Tolerance

I recently discovered the concept of The Window of Tolerance. It’s a psychology phrase that defines the conditions in-between where you’re able to function with full access to your internal resources – ie. you’re managing ok. Life is good when we’re inside the window but when we get outside of it, we either respond with…

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Getting Screwed by Multinational Corporations – A How Not To Guide

This isn’t really anything new or unique but I received an image request from a large multi-national news website. “I’m the Associate Editor of *********. I’m currently working on a photo post of emotional brides and grooms and I would love to include this shot of yours (third down). I will give you photo credit…

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