As a completely self-taught photographer, I spent the early days with a simple point-and-shoot camera, my then beloved Fujifilm F10. Soon I realized that it did not fulfil my visions on a technical level anymore. It was then that I made the leap into the professional photography world.
My first professional camera was the Fujifilm S5 PRO and I have now moved onto a Nikon D300 and a Nikon D700 as of late. My work has been exhibited in various photography magazines around Australia and in the United States, in an exhibition of the Australian Centre for Photography, in the NSW Parliament House and I have been accepted as a member in the world famous Australian Institute of Professional Photography. I had the honour to shoot at the side of Moose Peterson, Laurie Excell, Michael Reichman, Jean Paul Caponigro, Stephen Johnson and other famous American photographers – many of them highly decorated and considered to be America’s most important landscape photographers.
“I feel a very close relationship to mother nature and was always magically drawn towards the water. I find inner peace by sitting on a sheer cliff above the roaring ocean and am greatly affected by the interaction of ocean and earth, light and dark. Being witness to this power play in the few minutes before sunrise, when the sun drenches the sky into that spectacular light, must be nature’s greatest reward.” – Kajo