One of the 1000 inter-dune spaces on the Simpson Desert crossing.
On top of Big Red, Simpson Desert.
The Boreline track, Pilbara, WA.
Shredded tyre on the highway, not a good place to change it.
Fuelling up from our jerry cans, Diamantina area, QLD.
Rabbit Flat roadhouse on the Tanami Track. Don't rely on it being open.
The Pentecost River at the eastern end of the Gibb River road, Kimberley, WA
Entering the Mitchell Plateau, Kimberley, WA
Welding part of a fellow campers boat trailer. Port Warrender, in the far north of the Kimberley, WA
The map says you can get through that gap, you can't. Near Marble Bar, WA.
Rush hour, Ningaloo style. WA.
No man's land at Ningaloo. Free camping if you're game.
A "boot tree", east of Carnarvon, WA.
Looking down from the Len Beadell monument on the Gunbarrel Highway, WA.
A good place to carry firewood, near Rainbow Valley, NT
Old watering station on the Finke River track.
SA/NT boarder near Mt Dare station and the start of the Simpson Desert.
The Simpson Desert, 400k of not much. Don't break down out here.
Big Red, the last dune to cross on the eastern end of the Simpson Desert.
Big Red, the last dune to cross on the eastern end of the Simpson Desert. There is a chicken track to the right but it's not much better.
Welding a shock absorber mount at the base of Big Red, Simpson Desert, QLD.
Bogged after crossing the Simpson Desert, just outside Birdsville.
Leaving Birdsville, that's the famous racetrack in the distance.
Don't rely too heavily on fuel supplies out here.
Crossing the King Edward river, Mitchell Plateau, Kimberley, WA
Nice shady spot on the Birdsville-Windorah road.
Mt Giles and dust from a car, West MacDonnel Ranges, NT
The GRAYnomad, aka Rob Gray
Born in 1954 Rob has traveled extensively to such diverse areas as Tahiti, Panama, USA, UK, Europe, New Zealand, Africa and much of Australia.
During the course of these travels he worked as a darkroom technician in London and Canberra, a commercial photographer in Perth, a stock photographer for Globe Photos, New York and a newspaper photographer in Grafton. He also wrote and/or photographed articles for travel magazines on subjects such as London, Paris, African wildlife and bushwalking.
Turning to large-format landscapes in the mid-90s Rob exhibited, ran workshops, and sold prints from his small gallery in Canberra until the year 2000 when he, and his wife Chris, left their jobs, closed the gallery, sold most of their possessions, and started a life on the road in Australia's largest and weirdest off-road motor home.
In 2004 Rob retired the large-format camera and switched to digital equipment, this also signaled a return to his first photographic love, wildlife and nature photography but also he is keeping large-format landscape principles alive by shooting multi-image panoramas, a process similar to using a large-format camera.
Rob now spends his time exploring and photographing Australia.