About My Work

Here you will find a collection of some of the photographs I have taken over the years. Like many, I started with film years ago but was swept up in the digital revolution and now film is only a distant memory. My first darkroom was in 1977 and I shot with a Minolta SLR film camera, and although I do love the effect of black and white film I am only too happy to say goodbye to the chemicals of the darkroom.

Most of the images here were taken in Australia. I now spend much of my time heading out on road trips with my camera - this has become the creative outlet I have been looking for. My first visits to remote regions of Australia was as an 18/19 year old working for drilling companies as we explored for minerals. It was rough in those days, unlike my travels now in the comfort of a modern four wheel drive. My fascination with the outback however goes back to these early visits.

I have also included a few of my very early shots from Nepal; I started visiting the Himalaya in 1974 and have been back many times. My visits there had a profound impact on my life and so I included these shots purely for sentimental reasons. In the early '80's I guided tours through parts of Northern India and developed a great fondness for this region. I feel I have had a very fortunate life.

The world is a wonderful, beautiful, mysterious and deeply inspiring place.  Its transient nature can at once be both a source of deep sadness and of profound wonderment that we have this brief moment of life to experience it.  I hope with my photos I can convey some of the beauty and wonder of what I experience.   

I have had several exhibitions over the past 7 years with my first solo show in Melbourne in 2017 and have a number of works in private collections both here in Australia, NZ and the USA.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my site.

Russell Curr