A new year in Valparaíso

Hi guys here’s a quick summer fun snap I took on new year’s day 2011. This is of a friend of a friend, Camila, playing that weird seemingly pointless bat and ball game that Europeans and South Americans are crazy about. I’m sorry but how is it a game if nobody can win? …please someone…

Hiking into Chile’s secret valley

This post comes to you from a fabled valley hidden deep in Chile’s Northern Patagonia. After a five-hour slog through dense temperate rainforest, contending with eight-foot mud trenches and precarious river crossings, my friend Romain and I arrived at an awe-inspiring Garden of Eden: Cochamó Valley. No car has ever penetrated this valley, no road…

Neuquén Desert

24 Hours on the Road in South America

Beaten up Chevrolets, Fords and Citroens rumble past the bus window endlessly in the fading light. Occasionally a petrol station hovers past like a glowing space ship. Teams of stocky silhouetted gauchos load barrels onto square vehicles and a cloaked figure warms his hands by a fire under a highway bridge. The monotonous Argentine Pampas…

Bogong Horseback Adventure

One hand gripping the reins and the other raised with an even tighter grip on $5000 worth of camera gear, I spur my horse into a canter. I’m anxious to capture an amazing scene: a column of riders ascending a ridgeline, silhouetted against a phenomenal blue and white autumn sky. We’re entering the Bogong High…

Wilsons Promontory Panorama Double

It’s been a few weeks since my last post so I thought I’d make this one a double and share a couple of panoramas from a place very near to where I grew up in Southeast Victoria. In early March a friend, American film maker Jack Metier, and I went on one of Victoria’s champagne…