What is it about a still image that is so captivating? We will travel great distances, put up with all sort of hardships and spend days traipsing back to the same location in the hope of getting that one shot we have so coveted.
I’m Ian Beattie and that’s a question I’ve been asking myself for more than 30 years, usually when trudging back home through the rain, cold, tired and miserable having not even had the chance to take the camera out of the bag.
My wife bought me my first ‘real’ camera many years ago and to repay her I spent the day dragging her all over Lamington National Park taking photos. Actually, not taking photos as it turns out. Seems the day would have been more productive if I had stayed home and actually read the instructions on how to load the film properly! She forgave me and since then photography has always been a part of my life in one form or another.
In the 1980’s I started selling my photos through Auscape International and over the years have been privileged enough to have had numerous images published in magazines and books both in Australia and overseas. Along the way I also tried my hand at Wedding and Portrait photography for a number of years.
Now after several years of looking at the stunning array of awesomely beautiful and inspirational photographs being posted on the net I thought it was time I joined in. I thank you for taking the time to visit and hope you enjoy my photos. And don't forget If you have any questions or comments they would be most welcome.