Seeing an advertisement on Instagram for a news photographer was odd, but I really didn’t have an option to think twice..
Only a month was left on my contract with the Border Mail, a Fairfax newspaper based in Wodonga on the New South Wales - Victorian border.
A town only an hour and a half from home.. It was a shock to be working along side photographers; I looked up to while studying. Being able to ask question after question each day for 12 months to 6 photographers who knew their stuff.
Thinking about it now I owe them soo much. Four and a half thousand filed images, a hand full of front pages and experiences you couldn’t pay for along with a nervous smile to think what was next? Did I have it easy? 5min from work, I knew the area and towns we covered, I had a place to stay.. I was sorted!
I flew across to Tasmania for a few days to check it out and to find a place to to call home, wowzers what a state!
A secret really.. Black berries on every road, rivers, beaches, waterfalls, mountains, apparently snow and rumours of two heads and that it rained sideways. I knew that I had found a blank canvas, one to be soon explored and photographed.
Got myself onto the Spirit, the Daewoo loaded with more camera gear than anything else, apparently a smooth ride across Bass Strait in to Devonport at 6am – My trusty GPS which was turned off at the pier not sure where it was completely confused once I arrived on the Island.