I am based in Albury (NSW, Australia) and consider myself to be a photographic artist. In my recent work I am aspiring to interpret cultural heritage elements through the visual arts. My interests are in cultural documentary photography using both standard and TTV imagery.

My ART PHOTOGRAPHY can be found under the FLICKR account ausphoto

All my images are copyright. If you are interested in obtaining an art print, or seek permission to publish, please contact me.

Gear currently used:
Nikon D800
Nikon D300
Fuji xPro1
Nikon D80 (2)
Olympus TG-3
Samsung S7

AF-S Nikkor f/3.5-5.6 28-300mm VR
AF-S Nikkor f/4 18-36mm ED VR
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G
AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D
Nikkor 28mm f/3.5 PC
Tokina AT-X 124 AF Pro DX 12-24mm f/4
Sigma 400mm 1:5.6 D APO
Sigma 8mm f/4.0 EX Circular Fisheye
MTO-11CA 10/1000mm Mirror Lens
Lensbaby 3

Nippon Kogaku Bellows II
Kenko MC-7 2x Teleconverter
Kenko Extension Tube Set

A range of Widelux cameras

Tomiyama Art Panorama 170

Fujica GW690 rangefinder with Fujinon 100mm f/3.5
Fujica G690BL rangefinder
   Fujinon 65mm f/8
   Fujinon 100mm f/3.5

Koni-Omegaflex M
   Hexanon 56mm
   Hexanon 90mm
   Hexanon 135mm

Koni-Omega Rapid M rangefinder
   Super-Omegon 90mm

Ernemann Bob I set up fo 6x14

Gitzo GT5561SGT Series 5 Giant Systematic Tripod
Gitzo GT2330 Series 2 Reporter ALR tripod
Gitzo G2220 Series 2 Explorer ALR tripod
Gitzo GM2541 Series 2 Mountaineer 6x Carbon Monopod

GH2750QR off-centre ball head with Quick Release
Gitzo G2270M three-way head
Gitzo G275 Off-centre Ball Head with G1285 Quick Release Adapter

Gitzo G528 Pro Tele Compact Geared Column

Nikon Speedlight SB-600 (2)
Nikon GPS-1

Gear previously used
Fuji Finepix S7000
Nikon F5
Nikon D40x
Nikon D70
Olympus Stylus 1030W
Olympus TG-1
Samsung S4mini

Gitzo G2285MB Quick Release Adapter

Nikkor AE-S f3.5-5.6 18-200mm VR
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED

Nikon MF-28 Multi-Control Back for F5

Manfrotto 808RC4 3-way head
Manfrotto 479-4B monopod
Manfrotto 488RC4 ball head

Nikolbia TTV812
NikΩmega TTV 910

Mamiya Press Super 23
    Mamiya Sekor 50mm f=6.3

Mamiya RB67 set up for 6x7
   Sekor 50mm f4 C
   Sekor K/L 90mm f3.5
   Sekor 127mm f4 C
   Sekor 150mm f4 C
   Sekor 250mm f5.6 C

Gitzo Shutters, GITZ∆ Art Deco

Historic Cameras trialled/tested/played with:/

Cirofloex E (1948)
Demaria Lapierre Telka XX (1946)
Franka Rolfix (1935)
Héard & Mallinjod Hemax 120 (192?)
Ising Pucky I
Olbia 6x6 (1947) pseudoTLR
Zorki 4K

"Grub and Glamour"

Grub and Glamour: The Inherent Duality of a Photographic Artist


In order to ensure a wide audience, I post my images to a number of groups, depending on the subject matter of the image. Thus I seem to be a 'member' of quite a large number of groups. There are only two dozen groups, however, to which I regularly post my images.

I am keeping my contact list to 100. More, I think is unsustainable if I am supposed to comment on your work once in a while (or more frequently).
If you were a contact and have been dropped, no hard feelings, but it's either because you haven't posted images for a long long while or haven't been interacting with my own images.

Photos of heritagefutures (6)

  • Self by heritagefutures
  • Self Portrait at arm's length by heritagefutures
  • DRS 101012 by heritagefutures
  • les 3 amis flickr, Dirk, Iza et Guy by izaphoto78
  • Guy et Dirk by izaphoto78
  • thanx to fellow TTVers for this bunch : ) by mazzlechan

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    ontheraks (attempting to be resurrected here...) says:

    "It was his huge beast of a camera that caught my attention at a street market in Saipan in February last year. Dirk was training his camera on a vendor arranging vegetables and fruits. A few days later, I had to take his photo for an article I was writing and it took me so many attempts before I finally snapped one that was ‘passable’. My hands were shaking so much from nervousness because I know I was shooting a pro.

    Dirk sees the world in an extraordinary way that produces thousands of incredible photos and transports the viewer to where the photos were taken. Scrolling through Dirk’s photo stream is like going to a buffet where you can enjoy a smorgasbord of varied subjects and you will not want to stop until you’ve seen everything.

    There’s no definite distinction to Dirk’s photos because if you brand him with any particular style, he comes up with an entirely unique presentation even of the most ordinary things around. Dirk is very patient and ready to share his knowledge in photography, giving tips, suggestions and encouragements to beginners.

    Keep on posting Dirk. Can’t wait to see your latest additions!"

    September 5th, 2011

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    RaúlM. says:

    "Dirk is an artist and an experimentalist. Always looking for a new photographic way of express his view of the world, as a globetrotter that he is also.
    He is very generous in sharing is work with us.
    I'm very pleased and honoured to have find such a friend, in the other side of the world, through Flickr.
    I only hope that in one of his trips we may meet in person."

    January 6th, 2010

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    CrzysChick says:

    "Heritagefutures is one of my favourite contacts. I am amazed at the variety of his photographic subjects, and of the expanse of his talents in photography. His macro shots are incredible, and his eyes/world/hands project is one of a kind.
    Every photo of his tells a story, and it's so interesting wandering through his photostream."

    May 17th, 2008

Dirk HR Spennemann
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