March Photograph of the Month – The Fortress

I have a penchant for icebergs, the more wild, rugged and castellated the better. This iceberg, roughly the size of a sports stadium and around six stories high in the Gerlache Strait in Antarctica rates as the most spectacular I have ever encountered and is a very worthy candidate for the March Photograph of the Month. I shot this with the Canon 17mm TSE lens on my 1DS MKIII from the deck of Ocean Nova. Additional information on the making of this photograph is available on my blog HERE.  A higher resolution version of this photograph can also be seen on my portfolio website at under Antarctica. In addition, A 20 x 30 inch Fine Art Limited Edition Print printed on Moab Somerset Museum Rag paper will also be on display at my new exhibition in Brighton which opens next month at Source Photographica.


I am very pleased and excited to announce my upcoming exhibition of landscape, nature and wilderness photographs from Antarctica, Iceland and New Zealand’s South Island at Source Photographica in Brighton Melbourne. The exhibition will open on the 20th of March 2012 and will run for a strictly limited time of two weeks. The exhibition includes a number of my personal favourite works from Iceland, the South Island of New Zealand and Antarctica. The exhibition includes multiple award winning photographs including: ‘Blue Berg‘ which won Gold at the 2011 APPA awards and was World Extreme Environment Photograph of the year People’s Choice 2011, ‘Well of Life‘ which won Silver at APPA 2011, GOLD at the International Loupe Awards and was a finalist in the World Extreme Environment Awards 2011, ‘Highway to Hell‘ which also won Silver at APPA 2011 and was both a semi-finalist in the 2011 Windland Smith Rice awards and travel photograph of the week at National Geographic magazine. All of the photographs were taken within the last three years and all are printed on my two favourite papers Moab Somerset Museum Rag and Moab Entrada Rag NaturalSource Photographica is located at 1A Rose Street in Brighton, Victoria, Australia and is open seven days a week. Entry is free. I hope you can make it and please drop me a line if you enjoyed it.


I am very pleased to announce that my 2012 and 2013 Iceland Workshops are now CPD (Continual Professional Development) accredited. For AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers) members this means that you can now accrue CPD points toward your required annual target by attendance at one of my workshops. It doesn’t get much cooler than photographing in the land of fire and ice and accruing CPD points in the process. 🙂


I am pleased to have been asked by the good folks who run and operate the Caffeinated Photographers Facebook page to be their Photographer of the Week this week. Upon receipt of the invitation my interest was immediately peaked by the use of the word ‘caffeinated’ in their title since I consider myself somewhat of an amateur coffee connoisseur. The morning cup of coffee is part of my indispensable daily routine and the interesting mix of caffeine and photography in their title gave me cause to smile since a cup of coffee is invariably the first thing I reach for on an early sunrise shoot. I am fortunate in Melbourne where I live that we have some of the world’s best coffee. Our reputation (at least in Australia) precedes us in this regard. I am doubly fortunate that Iceland (one of my favorite destinations for photography) also has outstanding coffee. The opportunity to be featured on a page that mixes Photography and caffeine was instantly appealing. Caffeinated photographers feature a different photographer every week and their list of photographers includes such well-known names as Art Wolfe. I am pleased to be counted amongst their photographers of the week.


The current February / March edition of Australian Digital Photography magazine that is just hitting the news stands is tagged as ‘The Landscape Issue’ and has an eight page feature article on my photography (sub-titled ‘Insights into the world of extreme landscape photography’) from Iceland.  This was an interesting interview for me as much of the talk was about equipment, technique and the process, rather than discussion of the actual photographs themselves. A high resolution copy of the article can be downloaded HERE.