Kiwi (New Zealander). Male 50+ age. Married. Complete left leg amputee at hip and pelvis, correct term is 'hemipelvectomy' - as a result of my near-death motorcycle accident in 1990 at the age of 25. I am a qualified truck mechanic by trade and I was a successful sportsman both as an able and disabled athlete from 1976 to 1998 (22 years). I became the World's Fastest A.K.A. (above knee amputee) over the Marathon in 1994 using crutches on one leg - my time 5 Hours 58 Minutes 13 Seconds stood unbeaten for 19 years. I mainly ambulate on my brand new prosthesis (2018) when appropriate and elbow crutches on my good right leg when wanting speed. All my photography is taken on one leg! With assistance from crutches and my humble assistant; my beautiful wife Vicki. I mainly shoot car, motorcycle, and truck shows, as American & Australian muscle and pony cars is a huge interest of mine. Having just said that I absolutely adore the great outdoors especially here in New Zealand and there is nothing more satisfying than awesome landscape captures. I have a fetish for capturing sunsets on/at beaches for some unknown reason other than is a rather spiritual experience for me. I feel so energized capturing them. I believe I owe my interest in amateur photography hobby to my father who was an owner/managing director of his printing business for around 36 years. I love music, seafood, reading and travel.

 

Equipment: 2004 - FujiFilm Finepix S5500 compact camera, 2011 - Nikon D90 SLR body + Nikkor 18-105mm 1:3.5-5.6 DX lens. 2016 - Nikon D5500 body + Sigma 18-35mm 1:1.8 Art lens.

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  • JoinedApril 2006
  • OccupationExercise Consultant
  • HometownInvercargill
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