Photographer From Australia

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Hope finds a way.
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My favourite part of the world, Fiordland New Zealand.
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Today my daughter Aurora Jade Patino came into the world. Named after the most beautiful sight my eyes have seen, the enchanting northern lights. Although the name was chosen months ago, Facebook reminded me today that it was actually this exact same date 3 years ago when I sat under the lights for the very first time in Canada. So proud of you @reneepatino and so grateful for this moment.
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Salt, sun & sky. Prints williampatino.com
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'Pretty' bores me.
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'Dawn of time'. Prints available at williampatino.com
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Beside still waters.
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Mountains have had a profound impact on me, ever since my first encounter back in 2013 when I visited the states and Canada. Since then, being amidst their presence has dominated my thoughts and even my actions. I struggle to truly describe this connection in words but through images such as this, I hope to convey the sense of humbling and fearful wonderment that accompanies my thoughts in the presence of these giants. Captured mid-winter in New Zealand.
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I go outside so I don't forget how to dream.
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Searching for gold, Iceland.
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This image was captured on my first sunrise here as I attempted to climb one of the smaller peaks. My progress was slowed by clambering up boulders through waist, to chest-high scrub (something I had certainly not planned for). In typical Fiordland fashion, a low front began to move in from the south west so I swallowed my pride and headed back down before I was engulfed in rain for a few hours. To give some idea of scale, the tarn below is about 1.5 football fields in length.
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Dwarfed by the towering faces of Milford, a pilot calls it a day as he guides his plane through the fleeting rays of afternoon light.
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A light in the dark.
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I love the unpredictability of the ocean, it's restless motion and mood present such a powerful subject to shoot. Being by the waters edge at dawn inevitably reminds me of when I first picked up a camera some 5 years ago now. I was a different man back then, struggling internally to be honest. I truly wouldn't be who I am today without photography, perhaps that's why I love it so much, why I love being alone amidst the elements, wherever that may be. I've met some great people along the way, some of which I shared this particular morning with. It was enjoyable one with much laughter as we were battered by the waves. I didn't say it at the time but I was trying to capture an image that told a story, one of a man who was set free. Darkness encloses but light finds a way.
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After looking at maps for months, I decided on this remote lake and surrounding mountains in the wilderness of New Zealand for a solo exhibition. Just a few hours before being dropped into the area by chopper, I had to make the tough decision to bring my pick up date forward due to a newly developing low front that was coming in from the south, bringing with it a week of solid rain. Although slightly discouraged, I was optimistic about the upcoming days and the unforeseen opportunities that still awaited. Completely alone and many, many miles from civilisation, I immediately felt a deep connection with the land around me unlike ever before. Upon being dropped off, as the hum of the chopper finally faded, I was greeted by the sound of water diving from a nearby mountain. No map could have prepared me for how pristine and rugged the area was, something that certainly made traversing more difficult yet equally rewarding. Being here, I was finally able to put aside any prior ideas and just let the place speak to me and see where I was led. Coming across this small river, I decided to follow it in the hopes of it opening up toward the mountains. The surrounding marsh was wet and muddy but finally after a couple of kilometres I made it to some higher ground where I was greeted to a grand view that literally stopped me in my tracks. It was here, beside the flowing water that I set up camp. I knew this time of year the sun was aligned between the mountains but of course the cloud cover would determine if I would see any light at all. On my final night the sunset was greyed out and it rained through the night. I had envisioned this shot in my mind and it truly was the one type of image I’d hoped to take away from here. Needless to say, I was at the mercy of the elements. as always. The following morning I’ll never forget those first few moments shortly after awakening, peering from my tent and seeing the faintest of openings far out on the horizon. I knew what was about to unfold. I’ve never had an experience like this but it’s changed me and my love and respect for wilderness and the preservation of these areas. Thanks for viewing.
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Living by the ocean my whole life, it has become a natural and favourite subject of mine to photograph. After many years of getting to know its form, nothing quite prepared me for Iceland’s ‘Diamond Beach’ at Jokulsarlon. Here, various ice pieces and sculptures fall from the nearby glacier and float down the river and out to see. Many pieces wash up on the shore where they adorn the stretches of vast black sand. On this particular morning, this incredibly large sculpture dominated to landscape. Standing about 8ft tall at it’s height, it drew me in immediately however the real challenge was trying to do justice to not only it’s shape but also the relentless swell that surges up here and often claims many cameras. With my boots uncomfortably saturated, I opted to go bare foot in order to get closer to my subject in the hopes of revealing the finer and more turbulent details. By the afternoon she was consumed by the sea, never to be photographed again.
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Growth.
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Afternoon light beams down upon an abundance of lupins in the New Zealand landscape. The air actually smelt like candy.
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I like to take my time processing and sharing images that mean the most to me. I'll often repost old shots here(like this) just to 'maintain a presence'. That said, I'm currently in the process of adding over 20 new images to my website, a collection of personal favourites captured in the second half of this year. Looking forward to sharing these with you. Also, on a side note, 90% of next years workshops are full, so if you want to get on board a trip, please check my website or email me. Thanks!
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Kirkjubaejarklaustur Iceland. I like to start my days saying this backwards 5 times fast. Really warms up the throat muscles.
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Thanks Hong Kong, it's been an enjoyable and eye opening past few days. Until next time @discoverhongkong #discoverhongkong @cathaypacific #lifewelltravelled
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Hiking along the spine of the Dragons Back yesterday, the sun managed to pierce through the clouds for a few brief moments. @discoverhongkong #discoverhongkong
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So it turns out there's more to Hong Kong than just a city. Big thanks to @cathaypacific for getting me here on what was easily the best flight I've ever had. Looking forward to exploring some of the landscape here over the next few days. @discoverhongkong #discoverhongkong #lifewelltravelled
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It's a beautiful thing when you begin to see darkness as light and what is perceived as chaos actually brings a renewing calm. @britzcampervans #gobycamper
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Counting down the weeks until baby number two joins our little family. It's been a great week in the van, exploring some of the coast and sharing with my wife and son the everyday moments that I live for. Definitely looking forward to the next trip. @mauimotorhomes #mauimotorhomes
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This past week on the road with my family has been a humbling and comforting reminder that life's not at all about the destination but the people, events and situations that ultimately shape and guide us along this ever twisting and uncertain path we all walk. We've spent the past week without an itinerary, just chasing these fleeting moments of light that help put things into perspective. I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I'm grateful for here and now. @britzcampervans #gobycamper
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Iceland lives up to its name.
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East coast sand and sea textures as we head north and visit some of my favourite Australian seascapes. It's been great having my family along with me on this journey. @britzcampervans #gobycamper
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Lost for words and humbled at this afternoons events. You can check it out on my 'story'. #iphone
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For a moment the rain subsided and the king of Fiordland emerged from the familiar darkness.
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High above, where an indescribable peace and comfort transcends all understanding. One of a handful of new images captured on my recent solo NZ trek. ------------------------------------------------
Please visit William patino.com for prints and details on next years autumn New Zealand workshop.
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There's really nothing like standing under a dancing display of the northern lights, something that can't really be understood until its experienced. Really grateful to enjoy this moment with my workshop crews recently in Iceland, as many of them witnessed this unforgettable phenomenon for the first time. #williampatinoworkshops