story of bark

I purchased my first SLR camera in the early 80's and took off surfing through South East Asia with a close friend

we experimented with filters, coloured lenses, and all the fandangled gadgetry of the time, when we weren't surfing during the day or by the light of the full moon

surfing the full moon on those remote Indonesian reefs at night does seems a little crazy now, but was unquestionably the thing to do at the time. I have vivid memories of paddling my surfbroad back into deep water after catching a wave, and putting my arm into what felt like scraping, scratching teeth, but turned out to be a large floating branch of a tree

there's always trees . . .

strangely the local fishermen thought we were insane heading into the water at night, warning us repeatedly in Indonesian that there were many big sharks out there with big teeth

ah, the adventurous spirit of our youth

over the years I took some very unique photos of the rich cultural environments I was privileged to experience throughout Asia, Southern Africa, the America's, Europe, and Scandinavia

I worked on sponsored visas in Canada on four occasions and once in Switzerland, and always made a point of traveling to amazing places on my return home - usually through North America, Central and South America, and Asia

all of these journey's were no doubt among some of the richest, most humbling, grateful, life experiences I've had !

I met so many people in the poorest of circumstances who provided me with the most generous and caring hospitality, when they themselves lived meagerly

I'll never forgot each of them and remain ever grateful for their kindness



over the years I've captured some amazing images for my art, along with a great number of random memories

-: below are some of those random Australian ones :-

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random water

trees obviously provide us with so much, and their protection in many instances is directly linked to our air-quality, the health of our waterways, and our very survival itself

I do love trees, and we can't live without them !

we hope you'll come to love tree bark as much as we do, if you don't already

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"This bark guy is a real nature lover. He gets eaten alive to get his photos, he, he"
Corie Cassowary
Etty Bay, QLD
"Wow, check out those amazing prints - I've noticed they love sniffing around trees as much as I do"
Emilie Echidna
Iluka, NSW
"I love their prints and photography! They're here so early, and their prints truly bring my home into your home"
Joey Kangaroo
South West Rocks, NSW

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