How are you supposed to remember Fathers day, when it’s so different all over the world, for this type of day I normally rely on retail marketing. How does that help when in Switzerland it’s on the first Sunday of June and in New Zealand it’s the first Sunday of September?
For most of my life my father has been my step dad. He’s been around since I was small, and he’s looked after me and my sister like we were his own kids. If I ever got into trouble he’s the first person I would ask for help. When I was 14 he introduced me to Africa and photography to a lesser extent. He got a range rover, put the wife, kids, gear and a few bits and pieces in the car and off we went, we drove from Switzerland to Kenya, we had many a border close behind and sometimes in front of us. That didn’t matter we just made a plan and kept going. That trip is one of the reasons I spend so much time in Africa.
He’s one of the big motivations behind my lust for travel and exploration. I can’t imagine my life without having Ian as a role model, he’s a great source of inspiration.
Like me Ian isn’t very photogenic, as soon as a someone points a camera at us, something happens that I just can’t quite explain, but most photos just don’t look right. I took this one by sitting the camera on the table without him noticing, just kind of fumbling around with the shutter button, it’s a complete fluke.