Caption: Bluebell flower
Location: Redbank Gorge, NT, Australia
Date taken: 4/08/2004
Camera: Canon EOS 10D
Lens: 100/2.8 macro
Focal length: 100
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.