Given his first camera at the age of eight Ian began taking black and white photos of family and friends and of the regular annual holidays. A love of landscapes developed and flourished during a school camping safari to outback Queensland while attending secondary college.
Since that time he has had a variety of camera equipment and currently uses a variety of Nikon gear alongside a Hasselblad Panorama camera. Ian shoots slide film exclusively for his Panorama Landscape work, his current favourite Fuji Velvia. He continues to work with film because of its earthly inherent qualities, and then scans and processes digitally from his original emulsions. A recent edition to his camera gear has been a digital Nikon camera to complement his film Cameras.
Ian has travelled extensively in Australia, South East Asia, England and North America, and much of the Pacific regions, where he has built up an extensive photo library used in travel brochure work and his photographic writing.
Tasmania is Ian’s favourite destination, and to date has made over thirty five trips across Bass Strait to photograph this beautiful and alluring Island state.
Ian is a well known travel and landscape photographer whose column started to appear in the Photomaster magazine over ten years ago. Since then his work has been published in numerous books, Photography magazines and travel brochures and currently has a column in both the Total image and Inspirations magazines.
Many of the Photographs that appear in this book have won Gold and Silver medals both here in Australia and at International Exhibitions.
Ian is a Fellow of the Australian Photographic Society and has also been awarded “artiste” from the International Society of Photographic art.