Its not about getting paid for an image, its more about using photography to translate my vision of the world to the viewer.
However earning a few $ occasionally does help facilitate this (very) expensive hobby :-)
Welcome to my profile page and thanks for taking the time to look!
Me as a person......
In its most general form, humanitarianism is an ethic of kindness, benevolence and sympathy extended universally and impartially to all human beings. Humanitarianism has been an evolving concept historically but universality is a common element in its evolution. No distinction is to be made in the face of suffering or abuse on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, tribe, caste, age, religion, or nationality.
Humanitarianism can also be described as the acceptance of every human being for plainly just being another human, ignoring and abolishing biased social views, prejudice, and racism in the process, if utilized individually as a practiced viewpoint, or mindset.
Me as a Photographer:
I am not a documentary photographer, but I appreciate those who are. I consider myself an artistic photographer. My goal in landscape photography is well expressed in a quote by Ansel Adams.
“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.”
""Visual art is an atavistic human need".
"Through art we bare our hearts.
And see who looks with eyes of the soul"
"My photography is really an extension of my curiosity towards the world. I love to travel, experience new places, people and cultures.
"Photography for me is a passion, a mixture of science and art that creates magic. If a day goes by without photography, it’s incomplete"........well you know what I mean LOL
You will notice from from the amount of galleries that I have collated that I am extremely passionate not only about my photography but yours too!
All rights reserved. Copyright 2012 © PHOTOART Images. All my images are protected under international authors copyright laws and may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without my written explicit permission. All rights reserved - Copyright 2012 © PhotoArt Images
My gear includes:
Nikon D700 2nd
Sony NEX 6
Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 FX AF-S G ED
NIKKOR 70-200mm f4G ED VR AF-S
Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D ED
Nikon 50mm 1.8 G
Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM
Tamron 90mm Macro 2.8
Sony 18 - 50mm oss
B+W ND 10 stop
Hitech Reverse Grad
LCW Fader ND variable 2 - 8 stops
LEE Grad 0.9 hard, 0.6 hard, 0.6 soft
Silver effex pro
Nik color effex pro
Now if you have time scroll down for a snapshot of some of my images :-)
Please seek my explicit permission before using any of my images - Thank you :-)
- LEE Filters 23,092 photos, 2,269 members
- Landscape ART /// High Quality & Best Landscapes in the World 1,638 photos, 851 members
- There Be A Storm A Brewin! 45,407 photos, 4,762 members
- Australian Photographers!!!! 295,800 photos, 6,773 members
- THE BEST WATERSCAPES & LANDSCAPES EVER!!! Post 1 Award 3 4,880 photos, 634 members
- Flickrs Finest Images - Level 2 (P1/A5) Sweeper Active 1,934 photos, 735 members
- Night Hours 1,977 photos, 243 members
- Flickrs Finest Images - Level 1 (P1/A5) Sweeper Active 5,290 photos, 1,136 members
- Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 AF-S 31,216 photos, 3,332 members
- Rolye & Ali Sunsets & Sunrises Post 1- Award 5 no award = Ban ! 11,646 photos, 4,159 members
- I NEED A TREE. Post1 / Award 2 Comment before post! 13,451 photos, 1,439 members
- Kurt Peiser Gallery*by Admin/Mod invite Only*P1-C3 7,537 photos, 989 members
- WOOF YOU-Lvl 1 (Post 1, Award 3 or more) 53,315 photos, 1,459 members
- Fenced Friday 29,155 photos, 2,417 members
- Sony NEX-6 6,439 photos, 665 members
- MONOCHROME AWARD - (p1~a2)Vooooting Tiiiiimeee!!! 230,373 photos, 11,031 members
- Getty Images on Flickr 0 photos, 15,792 members
- Absolute BLACKandWHITE! [Admin Approval] P1: C1 5,900 photos, 1,093 members
- The New**Perfection In Pictures** ( Level 1) Post 1 award 3 6,836 photos, 1,247 members
- **The New Masterclass** Level 1 *Admin Invite Only* P1- A3 5,822 photos, 922 members
- "Creative Photo Cafe" - Com 4 11,023 photos, 1,075 members
- South Australian Seascapes and Shorelines 331 photos, 42 members
- Digital Photographer Magazine 9,502 photos, 376 members
- **Optical Excellence** (POST 1 AWARD 3) 9,210 photos, 1,139 members
- Australian Photographer`s Group (Comment 3 please) 2,853 photos, 168 members
- Landscape Photography Magazine 19,567 photos, 2,069 members
- Absolutely Stunning Elite Gallery- ASEG 1,341 photos, 165 members
- Nikon 24-70 mm Nikkor lens - photos and opinions 71,620 photos, 4,819 members
- ADMINISTRATION GALLERIES "Stunning Quality Group" 4,868 photos, 1,042 members
- BLACK & WHITE Creative Artwork 76,710 photos, 4,389 members
- Administration Exquisite ( Black Ribbon level l ) P1-A3 17,517 photos, 1,921 members
- Level 8 Photography for Recreation_ Classic 5,505 photos, 1,102 members
- Black & White Art Awards (Post 1 - Award 3) 461,484 photos, 34,332 members
- Photographer's Choice~Hall of Fame (Invitation) 22,336 photos, 2,041 members
- Chariots of Artists (Special Display Gold ~ Invited) 4,049 photos, 1,240 members
- Flickr Foto Fame (Gallery of Outstanding Photos) 2,108 photos, 1,645 members
- Digital Club ( Post-1 Award-3 ) 7,418 photos, 985 members
- Port Willunga Jetty 245 photos, 56 members
- Magic in Black & White ~ Level 1 ~ NEW CONTEST TRANSPORT 19,436 photos, 1,624 members
- **Masterclass Elite** Invite Only Post 1-Award 3 (Level 3) 11,915 photos, 1,481 members
- GALLERY OF OUTSTANDING IMAGES 0 photos, 1 member
- jesuscm's favorites Gallery (Admin invite only) P1►A/C3 4,044 photos, 429 members
- *Exhibition Of Talent* Admin InviteOnly, Post1/ Award3 23,781 photos, 2,126 members
- L 1 B&W-Photography for Recreation-No Human Photo-P1/A5-Sweeper 13,238 photos, 2,120 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 442,583 photos, 94,135 members
- **Masterclass Exhibition** Admin Invite Only Level (2) P-1/A-3 14,809 photos, 1,423 members
- Texture infinite book ♠3-COMMENTS, Please!!!♠ 62,739 photos, 2,643 members
- Level 7 Photography for Recreation - Elite Club P1/A5 18,745 photos, 2,716 members
- **The Perfect Picture** (Post 1 Award 3) 34,034 photos, 2,416 members
- ***Perfection In Pictures Supreme Images*** Level (2) P1-A3 21,889 photos, 2,163 members
"I for one could not compete with a top notch photographer, to me photography is an art with which I am comfortable. The camera and computer are just tools to acheive what your imagination sees. Mandy has been an inspiration to me for her talent to spot a good shot, and to take it to a new level through her unbelievable imagination and photographers eye. I love your work Mandy.... keep them coming !!!!!!!!!!!!"
24th November, 2012
"One of the most talented and versatile photographers I have ever known or known of. This woman's body of work is nothing less than stupendous. Mandy's photographic art 'needs' to be studied by anyone who has aspirations of going beyond merely very good. She works in no single genre, she has no single style…everything she attempts excels
7th July, 2012
"Mandy's work takes you to the many wonderful places she has visited and holds you there in a vise grip!!!!! She is not only a wonderful photographer, but a very sweet beautiful lady who truly brings her work to life and helps her fellow Flickerites to see and enjoy life!!!!!!!! Swim in her stream and feel renewed!!!!!!!!"
13th June, 2012
"Certainly Kylie minogue and Photo Art by Mandz are Australia`s best exports :D"
25th December, 2011
Orbiting Sol says:
"Unbelievable. Mandy's work and my late testimonial.
The former, a wonderful thing, the later, inexcusable.
Mandy has an incredible eye.
An incredible lust to pull out the most from each image.
You want to be where the photo was taken.
You want to be in the photo.
You feel the photo, but of course it leaves you wanting more.
Rich depth landscapes of nature and of human devices; color that pushes the edge and pulls you in.
Her technical expertise, her artistic creation, make magic.
She does not follow the beaten path, or the fresh path of the new direction of photography, she is making her own path.
My visits to Flickr are not complete without seeing recent work by Mandz. I always will look forward to seeing more.
Tom, a.k.a. Orbiting Sol"
13th October, 2011
"l would just like to say, Mandy you have been an inspiration to me since returning to photography after many years away forom it.
And again many thanks indeed for pointing me in the direction of working in HDR which l find such an exciting medium to work in.
Keep up your loverly work ...Alan"
16th June, 2011
"Just had to write a Few words about Mandys Photostream. Without doubt one the best set of photos i have seen. Just love her HDR shots especially of old places, building and items. Always enjoy her photos and hope to for a long time to come"
23rd January, 2011
- June 2010
- ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA