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About Me

I have always been interested in photography and journalism, as a teenager it was my dream to be an acclaimed writer and/or artist. I loved all things creative, it was probably a much needed form of escapism from a pretty dysfunctional life.
Alas my dreams quashed by reality I headed down a pretty mediocre path of office jobs in the financial industry, not much to write home about. I will say that outside of my career I have had opportunity to meet some really fascinating people and learn from them as I go. I still love art, poetry, literature and all things creative. I believe that travel is the best way to open your mind and truly appreciate the human spirit; without embracing other cultures and people how can we appreciate the gifts we have at home? Everyone should travel to another continent at least once in their life and visit the real salt of the Earth, not just the resorts. There is so much to learn and to appreciate, life is so colorful it's a terrible waste never to think outside local county lines.
If opportunity knocks... open up and embrace by the seat of your pants and take chances... without taking risks we'd never discover the sheer exhilaration of living and learning. Take an impromptu trip now and again, don't plan it, don't hesitate, just pack a toothbrush and go (oral health is important).
I am still in the financial industry, still not writing home about my career, instead I like to write home about experiences, love and laughter. I love taking pictures more than anything, and if my pictures convey a feeling or a lesson then even better!  I am never far from my Nikon (camera of choice these days) and I hope one day to be able to ditch the nine to five for a five to nine and spend every waking hour taking pictures and writing about them, sharing experiences and making great friends along the way.
If you like my blog then please feel free to comment, one of the beauties of this medium is that it is totally interactive and your opinion is just as valid as the next person's... constructive criticism is always welcome, I view it as the ultimate learning tool, kind of a gift from my peers. If you have a question please feel free to email me at

I am proud to say my daughter took this picture! 
Thanks Syd. (age 9)

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