Australia Day on Sydney Harbour

Australia Day stirs mixed feelings in me. Most Australians are incredibly lucky, with democratic freedoms and an economy that makes them amongst the best off in the world. However, the wealth and opportunities are not there for indigenous Australians, and Australia Day doesn’t give this hidden Australia much to celebrate. Australia is changing though. It …

Our budget has been revised

I was contacted last week by a representative of an “international press renowned for our fine art and photography publications” that wanted to include some of my photos in a publication. Wow! Hi Mike, XXX Australia are publishing a small format gift book (100 mm x 100 mm) on Australia for the tourist market and …

Apple Concentrate

The Apple store on George street is always interesting from a people-watching point-of-view. The glass walls and free wifi means there are always groups of people concentrating on their devices to photograph. It makes me think of the store as a combination of temple and social meeting place.

Time Passes

An early meeting took me into the city, with my new Fujinon XF14mm 2.8 R lens on my X-E1. First impressions are really good. Actually, great. It feels precise and well made, and the manual mode is fantastic. You slip the focus ring back to go from auto focus to manual, which reveals distance markings …