The Power of Art to Influence!

TEDx talk - “The Power of Art to Influence”

Only a month or so ago I was lucky enough to achieve a goal that was so out there I never considered it beyond my wildest dreams let alone ever thought it would happen.

Have you ever heard of TED talks? TED is one of the biggest keynote presentation events which has now spread around the world via the TEDx platform. With a Youtube following in excess of 15,000,000 TEDx presentations reach a global audience like no other.

I have been a huge fan for many years and watch them almost daily as a source of learning and inspiration.


I would often wonder if maybe one day I would have something important to say that might led to an opportunity to present at such a prestigious event.

That opportunity presented itself to Paul Hoelen and Myself just a couple of months ago via the Black and Blue, Coal or Coral Photographic Project by The Light Collective, which I am a part of.

Black and Blue is an artistic and symbolic exploration of the modern relationship between the extraction and consumption of old world resources (fossil fuels) and the well-being of one of our world’s great natural ecosystems. 

One of my greatest fears has always been public speaking and the thought of talking to a live audience of 200+, live streamed to potentially several million, not to mention the 15,000,000 YouTube followers with only 2 weeks to prepare our talk, left me freaked out.


The easiest choice was to say, NO, there were many excuses that I could live comfortably with, however, this was not about me, I felt we had to tell this story for the sake of the Great Barrier reef and the future I was leaving for my 4.5 year old little boy.

Sure, it wouldn't be easy, my anxiety would be at a new level, I was scared and uncomfortable, however, the thought of doing nothing at this important moment was a decision I could not live with.

When my boy asks me in 20 years if I tried to help preserve our natural wonders or stood by and did nothing, I can point proudly to this moment when I faced my greatest fear to stand up for the future I believe in.

Spectacular Australia Ep4 - National Arboretum ACT

Protect me from the storms....

I am currently travelling around Australia with my family in a little caravan. Throughout this series, you can join me behind the camera as I capture many of Australia's most beautiful locations!

 

In this episode I am in the ACT at the National Arboretum which inspires me to create a very poetic image.

Spectacular Australia Ep3 - Bombo Quarry, The Classic View

I am currently traveling around Australia with my family in a little caravan. Throughout this series, you can join me behind the camera as I capture many of Australia's most beautiful locations! One of the most spectacular seascape locations in Australia is Bombo Quarry just south of Wollongong. The raw energy this place contains is off the charts!

The Best Australian Landscape Photography Locations!

The Best Australian Landscape Photography Locations!

As you may know, during 2018 and 2019 my family and I are traveling this great country of ours. With the help of the Easy Way Photography Facebook group, we have put together this map of Australias most interesting Landscape Photography Locations.

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IMPORTANT: The map is just a guide, do your own research on all locations prior to setting out.

I know we have missed a lot of great locations, tell us which other locations should be on this map in the comments below and I will update this great resource.

You will also notice I am running several Photography Workshops, listed all around the country, for the full details just click here

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