Andrew Dickman

Andrew Dickman (website-A, websiteB500px)
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Where are you from?
I grew up and worked in Sydney however for the last dozen years have been living in Adelaide, Australia however not as a professional photographer.

Why did you want to become a Photographer?
I had always been intrigued by the art of photography and since my first SLR when I was about 14yrs old have been fascinated about capturing and preserving a moment in time – the same concept that Henri Cartier-Bresson calls the Decisive Moment.  I have explored many facets of the art including building my own darkroom, printing B&W, Colour and the old Cibachrome prints however these digital days it is a lot easier to accomplish so much in front of a computer.

Why did you choose this particular shot to be your favorite photograph?
I went to the Kimberley area in Western Australia to explore the vast , wild region and started my journey in Broome on the coast so I could not give up the opportunity to view the pristine Cable Beach and see the camels being ridden by keen tourists at sunset.  I wanted the camels as isolated as much as possible to highlight them as the main subject so I had to find a small area of beach that was not occupied by the many locals with their 4WDs and deck chairs as they enjoyed a cool beer or wine while basking in the sunset over the Indian Ocean.  This meant quite a walk and patience for the train of camels to walk into my view along with the timing of the setting sun and other vehicles driving up and down the beach.  The silhouettes against the red sky create a mood of serenity, warmth and also adventure.

Anything else you want to add?

Camel-Ride-Andrew Dickman

Camel-Ride-Andrew Dickman

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