Malcolm, a distinguished Australian portrait photographer, accepts limited commissions for family portraits and exhibitions. With prestigious awards, including Master of Photography, AIPP, and Honorary Fellow AIPP, he’s an icon in his field. Passionate and intuitive, Malcolm captures the essence of people, believing a photo should be a window into their world. Over 40 years, he’s documented families’ lives, exhibited, and published his work. After 11 years of global work for children’s causes, he’s back in East Gippsland, his home region.
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Step into my home portrait photography studio! With five decades of capturing people, I believe Studio Portraiture remains eternally captivating. Specializing in distinctive portraits, I highlight your personality, style, and character. Whether it’s a family portrait, a professional headshot, or a boudoir session celebrating you, my studio caters to all. I’m dedicated to crafting unforgettable experiences and delivering enduring, high-quality images for your lasting enjoyment.
Malcolm’s next Exhibitions will include subjects that fit into the following categories: Tradies, Tattoos, Siblings, Couples, Dogs and Owners. To be included please contact Malcolm by email you can CLICK HERE or give him a call on 0418 461 941. The prints go on display in Paper Chase Cafe in Bairnsdale and should you want to purchase a fine art print you get them for half price!
Capturing the vibrant spirit of the Mitchell River Probus Club members in a portrait exhibition was a delightful experience. As retirees living life to the fullest, Probus offers a global network fostering social connections for retirees. Join the thriving community in Australia and New Zealand, discovering new friendships, skills, and interests. Mitchell River Probus Club welcomes you every third Wednesday at 10 am, Club Eastwood. Contact us at email@example.com and embrace the Probus philosophy of Fun, Friendship, and Fellowship.
At 66, facing a hip joint replacement, I embarked on a solo bicycle journey, uncertain of how far I’d go. The solitude granted time for profound reflections on life’s essentials, the state of our planet, and the simplicity and happiness found in the poorest and rural communities. In Thailand, village life exemplified mutual support and respect. On-land costs averaged $51.88/day for accommodation, food, and transport. Rejecting the tourist label, I cherish the journey, not just the destination. Life’s brevity discourages dwelling in “If Only Land” – risks are worth the incredible opportunities seized.
Maya, my wife and partner of over two decades, is an identical twin, a result of a single fertilized egg splitting. Twins, sharing near-identical DNA, grow up together, creating a unique bond through shared experiences. My diverse twin portraits aim to capture this special connection, showcasing various ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Studio portraits offer timeless, classic looks, highlighting the enduring bond that combines love, friendship, and shared history. While twins share a unique connection, it’s crucial to recognize their individuality, distinct personalities, interests, and experiences.
Capturing this series of images showcasing the unique beauty of redheads brings back memories of my very first girlfriend 50 years ago, a fellow redhead from Bairnsdale High School. Often teased and misunderstood, the 4% with the redhead gene face historical prejudices. Remarkably, redheads can be found in any race, and their uniqueness extends beyond hair color, including higher chances of being left-handed. Red hair also defies aging, and redheads may experience heightened sensitivity to pain, a trait linked to the gene mutation causing their distinctive hair color. As Mark Twain aptly put it, “While the rest of the planet is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats. We’re a little mysterious and hard to pin down.”
Over 5 years ago, Australians embraced marriage equality. Yet, discrimination persists in schools, workplaces, and services. Violence against LGBTQ+ individuals continues, with opponents shifting focus to trans and gender-diverse people. Despite challenges, almost 18,000 same-sex couples, or 36,000 individuals, have married since the historic vote. Having worked with and befriended members of the LGBTQ+ community, I celebrate their diversity through these images, showcasing some local figures.
Skateboarding emerged in the late 1940s, born out of surfer’s desire for activity on flat waves. Evolving into a global action sport, it boasts over 11 million participants and debuted in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. As a photographer, my goal was to capture skateboarders’ personalities in portraits, breaking from traditional action shots. See for yourself if I achieved this aim.
“Music unites, conveying messages through musicians as messengers,” says Roy Ayers. Music’s universal impact ranges from joy to cultural bonding. Musicians, like all artists, offer unique perspectives. In these portraits, music is a passion, love, and lifelong obsession. Much like photography, musical experience is subjective, with no standard measure of skill or success. Creativity connects us all, creating diverse interpretations. As Ted Grant notes, “When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”
Today’s beard resurgence is more than a fashion trend; it symbolizes individualism and cultural defiance. As norms crumble, beards become bold expressions of leadership and freedom. Embracing masculinity goes beyond stereotypes, allowing diverse styles to flourish. Beards, rooted in biological and cultural history, redefine manhood. Surveys reveal women find full-bearded men older, more respected, powerful, and of higher status, reinforcing the primal allure of beards.
In our beautiful region, local governance is crucial for economic, social, and cultural development. The nine elected Councillors of East Gippsland Shire, alongside the Chief Executive Officer, dedicate countless hours and navigate diverse interests for the community’s wellbeing. Despite the challenges, their efforts aim to enhance East Gippsland as an even better place to live, work, and play. These portraits offer a glimpse into the lives of those making a difference.
Our Neighbourhood House thrives on volunteers fostering community support. A vital hub for all ages, Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House is a collaborative effort, linking individuals, neighbors, government, and private enterprise. Rooted in initiative and effective management, it offers diverse programs, fostering social integration and a sense of belonging for everyone from young children to those in their ninth decade.
Cebu City in the Philippines like so many places exhibits both wealth and poverty, here in the poor area the locals squat on land, building houses on stilts over the water. In the monsoon rains and inevitable floods they lose their makeshift homes and lives to the elements yet smile as you walk through the area. One can only have respect for people who see the injustice of wealth and corruption around them yet get in with the simple pleasures of family, friends and faith.
Malcolm’s second home in recent times is a sleepy seaside town in southern Thailand. Prachuap Khiri Khan is a delightfully relaxed place. Yet to be discovered by Tourism the broad bay is a tropical turquoise punctuated by bobbing fishing boats and overlooked by honeycombed limestone mountains but it’s the people who are the best part of any town.