As a photographer, the spiritual journey is as much a visual one as anything else.  Capturing the feelings and emotions of my experiences and being able to share them with others, is a deeply spiritual and connective practise for me.  It is very hard for me to describe my experience of Unity Village in Lee’s Summit Missouri 2 years ago.  It was an extraordinary time.  All of these images were taken just a few days apart.  From bright sunny Spring days, to a record snow fall for May, we had it all.  I don’t know if these images can adequately describe my feelings about Unity Village, but hopefully they will go a little way to sharing my experience there.

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One of my true passions is shooting birds… (with a camera, of course).  I love the challenge that they present and their wonderful personalities.  There is no greater thrill for me than capturing a bird in their natural environment, especially when it’s a new species, I have not captured before.  Spend even a small amount of time with them and you will soon come to appreciate their own unique personalities and the special gifts and lessons that they have to teach us.

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Whilst I am most known for my bold and vivid colours, occasionally I like to experiment in monochrome.   Even though I actually prefer bright coloured images, a really well done black and white can produce a very powerful image.  Most things in life are not simply black and white, but far more complex than that.  But sometimes breaking something down into it’s simplest form can gain you a clarity of vision previously unnoticed.

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Living in rural Queensland in Australia, provides a unique photographic perspective.  Rugged landscapes, drought, abandoned old buildings and crops and livestock.. all present wonderful photo opportunities.  This is where I live, and this is how I chose to see it.

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My other absolute favourite thing to shoot is water.  The incredible reflections of still waters, or the motion and movement of rushing water.  It’s so much fun to photograph.

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One of most beautiful things to capture with a camera is a sunrise or sunset.  Such magical times of day, full of possibility.  There is often a stillness at dawn and dusk and a closeness to our surrounds that might be missing at other times of the day.  Perhaps that is why the mystic recommend meditation at these special times.

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I don’t get to the city very often and it’s not my favourite place to be… but once in awhile it’s nice to visit and try to capture the very different aspects of city views.

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One of the more and fun and challenging things a photographer can shoot is macro.  Nothing like getting up close and personal.   Seeing the magnificent in the miniscule.

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