Fraser Island Sunset (1994)

Canon EOS Kiss (Film)

Fraser Island Sunset. Australia 1994. This represents the first long exposure photograph I ever took. In film, no less! Maybe this is when I fell in love with silhouette photography, too?

This was taken after an adventure-filled day exploring the world’s largest sand island via a 4×4 jeep — which was even more exciting sitting on the “wrong” side of the vehicle and having to use the stick shift with my left hand.

The person in the photo is an American student friend I made and traveled up the east coast with during my last 2 weeks in this incredible country.

It was an amazing adventure. Can’t wait to go back.

Goanna (1994)

Canon EOS Kiss (Film)

I bought my first film camera in the fall of 1993 in anticipation of a trip to Australia in 1994. It was a Canon EOS KISS (film camera). And the beginning of a 25-year history with Canon before I transitioned to Sony in 2019.

This is one of the first pics I took after my arrival in Brisbane.

I didn’t know I wanted to be a photographer then, I just knew I enjoyed taking pictures. And I loved having something to look at to remember things I’d seen and experienced.

It wouldn’t be until 10 years later that I’d get into it professionally.