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I am originally from Australia and after graduating from Bendigo College started work as an exploration geologist. This has lead me on a life-long journey and taken me to some very remote, and in some cases unexplored regions.

Most of my work has been in Asia with nearly a quarter of my life spent exploring the jungles of Indonesia - mainly Sulawesi, but also Sumbawa, W. Java, SE Kalimantan and Sumatra. I loved the work and the people, but malaria and a near fatal dose of typhoid put an end to my jungle adventures.

From there I went to live in St Petersburg, Russia, for a year. After which I was 3 months travelling around South Africa.

For most of the past 5 years I have lived and worked in the desolate, but beautiful western Gobi in Mongolia, as well as in some of the more remote parts of Yunnan, Xinjiang, Sichuan, Heilongjiang and Shaanxi in China.

For a few months last year I was also involved in exploring the bottom of the Bismark Sea using remote vehicles. It brought me back to an area I had previously worked in 1985 - the eastern islands of PNG. Where I lived on Lihir, Simberi and Tatau islands.


I purchased my first SLR in 1974 and have never been without one since. I purchased an Olympus OM10 when I first went to Indonesia and it went with me during all of my exploration activities in Indonesia and PNG and I was devastated when it was damaged crossing a flooded river.

My first digital camera was a Canon 300D and I upgraded to the 400D when the 300D was damaged in an accident in PNG.


As well as photography, I have had a life-long interest in astronomy and archaeology and am currently undertaking post-graduate studies in astronomy.

The two places I still I still long to visit are Turkey, in particular Bogazkoy the ancient capital of the Hittites, and Egypt.

Currently I am based in Beijing with my wife and baby daughter.


Mal
March 2009
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2008-10-18
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Cannon EOS 400D, Canon EOS 300D, Olympus OM-10
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