A Profile of the Photographer
Hey, I'm Boris and I come from the land DownUnder.
The magic of photography has not only intrigued me, but the translation from the click of the shutter to a finished image has always amazed me.
I vividly recall my first attempt in the darkroom, seeing a blank sheet of photographic paper slowly reveal the latent image, albeit washed by a red safe-light. Waiting for the fixer to perform its intended task seemed like an eternity and finally the image was seen for the first time in natural light – amazing!
However through life’s many strange and inexplicable twists and turns, photography took an unwanted back seat for a number of years.
In recent years, through changing circumstance, I have been afforded many opportunities to travel and my trusty Nikon cameras accompany me on every occasion. I have a collection of Nikon gear including: F5, F100, D100, D300, D700 and the latest acquisition of the D800. The D800 with its full-frame is the obvious first choice when considering a shoot. A P5100 is also used and is a delightful camera which offers excellent resolution and fits snugly into one's pocket. A selection of genuine Nikon lenses ranging from 14mm through to 400mm complement my "shooting arsenal". The Nikon 85mm 1.8f prime lens is my preferred choice for portrait imagery, as it is "razor sharp" and provides a beautiful bokeh.
And yes, recently I strayed into the 'dark-side' and purchased a Canon G1X. This was used as a primary shooter when I trekked Mt.Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco. A small size but big on features, it was used extensively in Morocco and through The Sahara.
I have learned that the eclectic range of people offers untold photographic opportunities whether it's from the back streets of Mumbai to the bustle of Habana Cuba.
I have published two books on photography - Melbourne's Delights and My Diverse Australia.
My aim is to capture the character of the person and not just the image. My next journey will be to explore "the face" and the many moods it has to offer and "the figure" to set the scene for a result that will bring pleasure to the model and satisfaction and pride for the photographer.
My preference is to shoot in natural light, and an eclectic range of images always tantalize the shutter finger.
Member of Australian Institute of Professional Photography
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