KEN + the VOLCANO

And for something a little different..... One of my favoutite images of all time was taken on assignment for Travel + Leisure magazine a few years back in PNG on the island of Rabaul. My background is features and editorial and I was Capture Magazine Australian Travel Photographer of the Year twice. I do miss those commissions but of course the mags have no money anymore! That volcano in the background called Tavurvur sounded like a 747 taking off when it vented, and swimming in the waters with Ken Kolias who lived only a few hundred meters away is something I'll never forget. For the camera buffs the pic was taken with a Mamiya 7 medium format 6x7cm rangefinder camera loaded with Kodak Portra 160 iso film. Seems so long ago shooting on film.....

 Local elder Ken Kolias and Tavurvur the volcano venting Rabaul PNG.

Local elder Ken Kolias and Tavurvur the volcano venting Rabaul PNG.