A few days ago I received the exciting news that I have been made a director of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) . I have been a member of the AIPP (Master of Photography with two gold bars and 4 silver service bars) for almost a decade now and am both thrilled and honoured to have been asked to join the board of Directors. These are challenging times for the institute I am looking forward to working with the board to secure the future of the AIPP going forward. The position was formally announced via video below. If you don’t want to watch the entire message for April / May just skip forward to 12:15 for the announcement.
Today I am releasing a small re-edit (Directors Cut) of my Ghosts of the Arctic short movie (with thanks to Abraham Joffe and Untitled Film Works). In the original cut we had included some audio that incorrectly identified the polar bears as a mother and a cub, where as the are actually a large male and female. At the time of filming I was so excited to have such a wonderful encounter that I made the identification mistake. This error has been corrected in this final revised cut.
I am very excited to announce that the national Arctic Fox Centre in Sudadvik, Iceland is now displaying a selection of my prints of the Arctic Fox taken over the last five years in the Hornstrandir Nature reserve. Copies of my open edition book ‘Melrakki’ are also available from the centre. The Arctic Fox Centre is a non-profit research and exhibition centre, focusing on the arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) – the only native terrestrial mammal in Iceland.
The Arctic Fox Centre was established on September 15th 2007 in Sudavik Westfjords. Founders were 42, mostly local people, tourist operators and municipalities in the Westfjords. All of which share their interest in the arctic foxes and believe in carefully managing ecotourism in Iceland. The idea of the Arctic Fox Centre comes from prof. Pall Hersteinsson, University of Iceland and he serves as a quality witness for the centre. The long term aim is to collect all available knowledge and material relevant to the arctic fox past and present.
Early this morning (Iceland time) I received the exciting news that one of my photographs has been selected for the final round of judging for ANZANG Australia and New Zealand Nature Photographer of the Year competition for 2019. This is the fifth time I have had images in the finals of ANZANG (I did not enter last year). I had actually planned not to enter any more online competitions that did not judge the print, but in a moment of weakness I caved as I wanted to continue to support the good work of ANZANG and the south Australian museum. I hope to share the photograph here on my blog as soon as the final round of judging is completed.
The 2020 January / February issue of Wildlife Photographic magazine includes one of my photographs of an Arctic Fox on the cover as well as an article I wrote on arctic fox photography and my three year project ‘Melrakki’. This is the second time I have been published in Wildlife Photographic and the second time I have been fortunate to score the cover shot! (the last edition was on Polar Bear Photography). The magazine can be found in the Apple App Store: HERE Clicking the link will automatically determine the type of device you are on (IOS or Android), send you to the appropriate store to download the WP app. and best of all activate a free 3-month subscription! Links must be used before 2020-03-31.