About Rob...

I'm a recovering teacher with a photography problem. I try to find the shot where nobody else is looking.

For me, the essential element in any image is energy, whether it's the energy of the subject in a dynamic portrait or the environmental energy in a landscape; whether it's explicit in movement, or implicit in mood.

Those who dismiss post-processing as creative heresy fail to appreciate the many hours, days, sometimes years the great pioneers of photography spent in the darkroom interpreting and re-interpreting  their iconic work to convey that intrinsic energy.

In the words of Ansel Adams: You don't take a photograph, you make it.

A successful image seduces the viewer into the visual narrative...

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Bio:

Born in Sydney, Australia many moons ago, I've been waving a camera around since not long after this shot was taken...