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John Wallace

Please introduce yourself in 20 words or less –

Photographer for thirty years, taking pictures is my obsession and keeps me sane.

Was photography your first career choice?
Nope, started of as a paratrooper in the Australian Army

How did you go from photography being a hobby to doing it full time?
Never was a hobby, went to tech and started assisting advertising photographers in Sydney and the rest is history, more a hobby now so I guess as usual I am doing things a little backwards

What is the favourite part of your work?
Travel and meeting people

Over the last few years what type of photography work have you been doing?
Lots of landscapes and portraits

Are there any projects you are working on at the moment?
Just finished my portrait project and now looking to do some landscapes around Bourke and more Japan

What type of gear are you using at the moment and what is the one piece of equipment you wished you had?
Hasselblad X1 but wish I could afford an Xpan

When excites you about travel and photography?
People and the slightly weird places you end up

What are your sources of inspiration and do you ever go through times when you think “lets move on from this type of work”?
I get inspired by good photography from my peers and the classics like Brassai, Weston etc. My work reflects my short attention span so I a always jumping into new things but the one constant is the beach

What is the worst piece of advice you have heard given to a someone that wants to make a career out of photography?
Have a fall back trade

What is the one aspect you find the most difficult about running a photographic business?
Getting paid

If there was one destination you could travel to and photograph where would it be?

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