The manipulation of light really keeps me coming back to photography.
In the future, I would like to take this a lot further and can see myself expanding into more serious plant / animal / landscape based work as well as underwater photography.
This selection forms part of a larger portfolio titled ‘there is so much yet to learn’ and quite nicely captures my utter fascination with the manipulation of light. The project attempts to challenge the typically sterile imagery used to portray a career in science.
“I think science needs to have its veil lifted so to speak.
This industry has a language all of its own and its tools can be foreign, sterile and somewhat difficult to swallow. The reality is far separated from the image we have been receiving. In my experience as a scientist, I find myself challenged in my most creative and imaginative depths”
– Excerpt from ‘there is so much yet to learn’
I’ve been fascinated with the natural world ever since I can remember. As a Zoologist and a photographer, these next few samples were an absolute thrill to capture.
The grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) photographed at its camp in Indooroopilly, Brisbane.
Mycena chlorophos (a bioluminescent fungus) photographed in a backyard in Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. The sample was delivered to the Plant Pathology lab at The University of Queensland for propagation and later added to the collection at the Queensland Herbarium.
The satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) photographed at Lamington National Park, Queensland.