A revolving discussion
It’s a revolving conversation amongst friends on what amounts to success as an artist and surviving the freelance world. Over the course of 10 years as a professional photographer, I’ve already witnessed so much change in the photography world particularly when it comes to social media.
Originally, I began my career in the editorial world working as a sports photographer for agencies like Agence France Presse and The Sunday Telegraph in Sydney, Australia. Over time though I found my passion shifting from main-stream sports into the adventure realm. I lost the drive and passion as a sports photographer because I felt it was all about immediacy, and creativity wasn’t encouraged or appreciated. Shifting my focus into the adventure photography was like a breath of fresh air without the need to publish content immediately. Nor did I need to directly compete with 20 other photographers hustling the sidelines at a stadium to see who could upload content the fastest. After a chance phone call in late 2011 inviting me to work as a guide in Antarctica, I made the leap and became a full time adventure photographer.