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Driving from Tasmania to Iceland in a custom self-built overlanding camper. I know I’ve been a little deceptive about what this project and have dropped a few hints here and there, but as I’ve just completed another lap around the sun today I think today is a good day to reveal what the full plan is 🤗🎉🚚 I’m currently half way through the build of this camper. There has been an incredible amount of research going into it, and after getting some insane quotes to have one built for me I knew the only way I could afford to do this was to build one myself. That’s the first part of this project, I definitely don’t have the skill set to be able to pull it off, but seeing each problem as an opportunity to grow and learn I am slowly getting this thing built! The second part is driving from Tasmania to Iceland - how you ask?! I have to put the vehicle in a container twice, once from Darwin to Dili in Timor, and another from Indonesia to Malaysia. The rest of the way I’ll be driving or taking ferries. Simple right?! A videographer will be joining for for the entirety of the trip, so I’ll be sharing photos every day, videos every week and if I can manage it a podcast series as well, all with the aim to bring you guys along for the ride with me so you feel like you’re riding shotgun too! So that’s the rough outline, if you have any questions or words of support I’ll get back to every single one of you over the weekend 😊 Video by @jonorosee
There is a mild panic that bounces around my mind just before I’m about to start shooting. Either the amount of effort I’ve put in to getting to a location or the pressure of getting shots for models and clients are almost always niggling away when I’m trying to frame up shots and balance light. 99% of the time as soon as I start clicking and getting the models to work their magic one shot will pop up that changes everything, and every single little bit of anxiety disappears. As soon as that happens I start to relax, my mood picks up and I get so caught up in what’s happening through my viewfinder I forget about everything else. I could of been busting for a pee but as soon as I enter that flow state it’s the last thing on my mind. For me that’s the thing I love about photography, being deep in that flow state with nothing else on my mind. It’s a pretty addictive place and probably a good chunk of the reason why I keep doing what I do. Let me know what is it that pulls you into flow state, I’m forever curious about what people sink their teeth into and what takes others away to their happy place so let me know below! P.s these a couple of those shots that dropped every ounce of anxiety away for me - shot on assignment for @craghoppers_us with the incredibly talented @rachelbowler_ and young maestro @l .u.k.e.randall in the frames.
While everyone in the Northen Hemisphere is chasing fall colour and watching the leaves turn, spring has sprung down here in @tasmania I spent yesterday morning at the @tablecapetulipfarm strolling the insane amount of rows of different coloured tulips. Not a bad way to start your day in my opinion! #VisitCradleCoast #DiscoverTasmania #TassieStyle #tablecapetulipfarm @visitcradlecoast
One of the best views I’ve ever woken up to. Swipe to see a little bts of my setup for the night. @frauki @karl_shakur and I hiked up here in the afternoon, planning on eating dinner at a hut an hour or so before this spot. Turns out they only take cash and we had none of that so we pushed on an found our spot for the night. After shooting sunset we had a very filling dinner of Ovaltine (and by filling I mean we were starving ) and called it a night. This was also in the middle of my lost bag fiasco so I didn’t have any of my usual mountain gear, but I sucked it up and wore every piece of clothing I had. Sliding our sleeping mats and bags into the emergency bivy it was actually pretty comfortable until the wind picked up and rustled the bivy like crazy. But after a few solid hours sleep we woke up to this view. Well worth the hunger pains in my opinion 👌🏼 Would you be down to spend the night like that for a view like this?!
After some much needed family time I’m back y’all, and ready to serve up some tasty treats for your eyeballs! How is everyone?! Are you all still here?! 😬 What have I missed?! Tell me all your deepest darkest secrets 😂 P.s a wee thank you to @karl_shakur for pulling the trigger on my drone for this one, and obviously my slippery little edit tossed on top - team work makes the dream work ✌🏼
Question for you guys (in 2 parts ) - When was the last time you did something that scared the living poop out of you?! It doesn’t have to be monumental, it might be a decision to change your lifestyle, move somewhere, travel alone, quit your job, or even eat that week old takeaway food you were convinced would give you food poisoning. Annnnddd how did you deal/overcome it?! The reason I’m asking is because I think we often forget our amazing ability to push outside our comfort zones, do something pretty damn crazy, and come out the other side so stoked on life, and often a better human for it. Maybe it’s time to spice things up a little, stop playing so safe, take a risk and do whatever it is that has been on your mind for a long time but you haven’t been game enough to try it. For me, I’m soon to be building a new home on a recently purchased 4x4. It’s something I’ve been thinking about since 2016, but it’s so far beyond my skill level it scares the absolute sh*%t out of me! I’ll be tackling it one problem at a time so who the hell knows what it will turn out like. I am, however, incredibly stoked on life and looking forward to the challenge! So let me know your answers to the above questions, and if you have any projects/plans to do something a little crazy below also let me know below 😊🙌🏼
Those North American summer swims are almost coming to an end... unless you’re brave enough for an icy swim all read round! In frame @chloe .chapdelaine
If you could roadtrip anywhere in the world, where would it be, and who would it be with? I’ve driven many different roads on lots of continents, but for me the excitement of dreaming about far off places and trying to convince someone to come along on your crazy idea is an enormous part of the fun! If you have some crazy roadtrip ideas let me know below, maybe I’ll come jump in with you 😊
Plot twist! For all of you that know I was planning on buying a new vehicle in the UK and starting my adventures from there, surprise surprise, things have changed, and I just put a deposit down for a vehicle in Australia. Don’t stress though, once the build out is done it won’t be staying there for long 😏😉👌🏼🚘🌏💥
It’s a beautiful world, and a beautiful day to tell someone you love them, doesn’t matter who, just tell them. I told my Albanian landlord this morning who is the sweetest old lady. I’m 99% sure she had no idea what I said but she smiled and gave me donuts anyways. What a gem! Spread a little love in the comments below and brighten someone’s day, go on, don’t be shy now 😊 P.s. I love you ♥️😘
Two very brave souls tackling the Icelandic waters at 2am. Not sure who they are, but the sun was rising, the water was calm, and it looked like a gorgeous time to be out paddling. Anyone out there willing to tackle the icy temps and the creepy factor of such dark water?! I’m not going to lie I’d be pretty nervous, but I’d still give it a crack!
The most frustrating question most photographers get asked - what camera do you use? Asked as though that is the key factor that makes your photography stand out from the crowd. There is so much to photography and what goes into creating amazing imagery, such as composition, lighting, subject matter, and of course post-processing Just to name the very basics. A camera is a tool that helps you create what you’d envisaged, but without the knowledge of how all of the above factors work together your $5000 camera will not magically turn your images into world-class pieces of art. Take the images above, for example, each image was taken on my @oneplus 7 Pro, an amazing phone with great camera technology which costs $669. They were taken on a phone people! You CAN create beautiful imagery without spending thousands on a DSLR! This phone camera has 48 megapixels (more than my $3000 camera body ), can shoot RAW files (the best files to allow maximum post-processing room ), has an f/1.6 aperture for juicy portraits, a super wide-angle lens to open up those tight spaces, and a telephoto lens to zoom and compress everything a little further away. That is literally all you need! Yes, I did post-process these images the same way I normally would, but that’s my point, the @oneplus 7 Pro is an amazing tool that can allow YOU to create beautiful work YOU’RE proud of! If you have any questions about this phone, photography or whatever else don’t be afraid to ask away below. #shotononeplus #sponsored #onepluspartner
I’ve hidden 1 emoji in the second image... time to have a little fun and see if you can find it - Comment below if you found it (extra points if you weave it into a story ) but don’t give away the answers for everyone else HAPPY HUNTING! Ps thanks for the snaps @frauki 🙌🏼
I feel as though this image describes my current life situation so damn well. Driving into a storm of unbelievable uncertainty, but so stoked to ride it out and see what pops out at the other end. I’ll be slowly drip feeding you guys some information about what’s coming up next on my stories over the next week or two. It’s a pretty bold plan, and I’ve never felt this amount of apprehension on any project I’ve ever tried before, but it will be a super exciting one if I can piece it all together (and I don’t die 😂 ). Here’s to diving in the deep end and hoping the 50cent floaties don’t pop on entry - or something of that nature 🤷🏼♂️
When the sky is burning as bright and as orange as the camp fire flames you know you’ve hit the jackpot. Throw your mum who is visiting all the way from Australia into the mix and it’s going to be a memorable one for sure. My mum had never actually seen me do a full photo shoot before, and while she sees every picture and presumes I live a pretty happy life judging from my photos, she didn’t have much of an idea what went on behind the scenes. This shoot was a fun one with good friends, campfires, s’mores, a banging sunset but plenty of craziness running around to capture everything in this golden delicious light. Mum and he friends watched from afar and when all was done and dusted they came over with wine, cheese and all kinds of tasty treats. I super successful shoot, and a very big eye opening experience for my mum and friends. Thanks for laughs, hustle, creativity and all round good vibes mum and friends, @jamieraef , @scottcbakken & @therichardkelly 😊🙌🏼
I can’t decide so I’m intrigued to know which one you guys like most - 1, 2 or 3? I think I’m leaning towards number 1 but it changed every 5 minutes 😂🤷🏼♂️ And for those of you a little confused about what you’re looking at, it’s a top down view of the glacial tarns in the South Island of New Zealand. Pretty wild right?!
When that 2am alarm goes off you never expect this, I mean you hope like hell its like this, and more, but the game of chasing light and conditions is painful and fruitless 90% of the time. Sometimes ya get lucky though, and after all that time it feels pretty damn good! Maybe it’s the chase that keeps me coming back for more 🤷🏼♂️ whats that addictive thing that you guys are chasing right now?!
A little tip for some beginner photogs out there - Photographers always drill in the fact that if you want to get good snaps you need to be shooting when the light is at its best. Typically this is around sunrise and sunset. For those of you that haven’t thought about it too much, notice how the golden delicious light on the left of the mountain makes for a much nicer look and feel compared to the cold and flat section of the mountain on the right? This is a prime example of how good light can make a huge difference to a scene. Shadow is also important because it creates depth and can emphasise the tastiness of the good light, so if you can master balancing light and shadow in a composition you’re well in your way to creating bangers on the daily! So for all of you wanting to increase your photography skills I highly recommend playing with light and shadow in your compositions. Does that make sense? And does that help at all 😬 maybe I’m pointing out the obvious here 😂 either way let me know, and if you’d like to hear a little more about what goes through my head when creating these images, or if you have any specific questions about photography please let me know below 😊✌🏼
Don’t mind me, just searching for my lost baggage and some shorts to wear. It’s day 15 now so I’m getting a little desperate 😂Swimming in your underwear is pretty European though right?! I feel as though I can get away with it over here 🤷🏼♂️ and let’s be honest this water was way too inviting to miss out on the fun. Thanks for the 📸 @karl_shakur Edit by me 😊✌🏼
For about 30 minutes I’ve been pondering what the hell to write in this caption. I googled some inspirational desert quotes, but that’s not me. I even tried to come up with something deep and meaningful about how my life related to a desert, something about forever moving and changing, but no, that’s also not me. So instead, I decided to write about the honest struggle of writing captions! Its hard people!!! It’s a fine balance of giving context vs dribbling, of giving insight into your life vs having a personal life, of being honest vs inspiring, of allowing connection but then actually having the time to get back to everyone that does reach out to connect. It’s a daily struggle, but I hope I do give you guys enough insight, context and connection. If I don’t or you have any suggestions for me please let me know, I’d love to hear them 😊✌🏼 P.s thank you to every single person that engages and connects, it means the world to me, and whilst I cannot get back to every single one of you, I do do my best and I do read every single one. So thank you, you’re all amazing! ☝🏼 @rachelbowler_ strolling them dunes
On the foggiest day Banff has had in years our sunrise mission definitely did not go to plan. Lake swims saved the morning though, and despite it looking fricken freezing it wasn’t too bad - well for Canada anyways, if you come from the tropics you’d still need a 12mm wetsuit 😂
I don’t know who that guy is, he was taking a selfie with a drone at the time. Do you think we can find him?! I’d love to track him down and give him this image if that’s at all possible... so if you or someone you know was at Seceda on Sunday the 24th of August, taking a selfie at 12:30pm, holla at me, I’ve got a juicy print for your wall!
It was midnight and we couldn’t sleep. We had organised kayaks for 6am but the wind had died down and the 6hr midnight sun sunset/sunrise show had just begun. Who needs sleep when you have the opportunity to experience a place like this, paddling a huge fjord surrounded by mountains, all to yourself, with a sunset glow like that...?! No regrets at climbing out of bed and dragging the kayaks down to the fjord that night!
I’ve been gobsmacked the entire time I’ve been in the Alps. The scale of these mountains, the ranges and layers that seem to go on forever, and the diversity in the jaggedy goodness of each one puts a massive smile on my face. I’m quickly falling for Europe...