Owner, WITTKE PHOTOGRAPHY
I am an Accredited Professional Photographer with the Association Internationale De La Press Sportive (International Sports Press Association - AIPS), the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), a member of the National Press Photographers Association of America (NPPA), the Australian Photographic Society (APS), and listed in the Cambridge Who's Who. I am a member of Canon Professional Services (CPS).
The famous landscape photographer Ansel Adams once said... 'You don't just take a photograph, You Make It'.
I enjoy the process of making them, and going to the places where you need to take them.
I am one of those people that likes getting on planes... well I like getting to where I am going... the whole airport thing suuucks!
I am a 'global nomad'... (yes it is actually a real term - I googled it... so it must be true), and as such have lived in a number of countries (5), and traveled to a stack of others.
Have eaten and drank things that I wish I had not, but the adventure was worth the gag reflex, and the people met and sites seen along the way made the odd trip to the local medic and sitting on a crappy plane worth the trouble.
Current count is over 40 countries and heading towards 1,000 or so locales. My criteria to count it... must have either spent the entire day there, or slept there. Just going through the airport doesn't cut it.
I have been fortunate to have had a ring side seat as some of the largest sporting events around, including NASCAR, INDYCAR, F1, Drag Racing, and Professional Bull Riding (PBR), and yes I have worn the odd bit of bull-snot and bull-crap (really).
I live in the spectacular World Heritage listed Blue Mountains in Australia.
To See It... You Have To Go. And I plan on going!