Paul Carmona: In his own words

It all started more or less about three years ago, I purchased my first DSLR in January 2012 a bottom of the range unit I picked up on clearance from some left over Christmas money. It pretty much never left the auto mode and was rarely used.

Steel wool spinning at Bradleys Head

I then stumbled upon HDR photography – not really sure how or why but I came across this guy who was doing some really interesting images by the name of Trey Ratcliffe. At that point in my life I was really looking for an artistic avenue that I could explore – something I can call my own and so started my photography journey.

What started out as something I was doing to please myself and to give me some sort of self-worth had some unexpected results.

Taken near The Rocks in Sydney during a unusual heavy fog
Taken near The Rocks in Sydney during a unusual heavy fog

From the beginning until now I have met some really incredible people and have felt like I finally belong to something greater – I still shoot primarily for myself in essence but the sense of community I feel when I share my work makes all the dark days’ worth while. When everything goes right and you end up with a great image there is nothing more satisfying.

I’m not in this to make any money although that would be nice, I get by on what little I can save to keep me going but the relationships I have formed and the creative push that it has given me is truly worth more than money and far more rewarding than I ever expected.

What does the future hold? No idea but it’s been a fun ride so far…

Taken during an unusully strong fog that blanketed the city for much of the morning
Taken during an unusully strong fog that blanketed the city for much of the morning

To find out more about Paul Carmona, follow him on Clowdy, Facebook, InstagramGoogle+, Twitter and visit his website Sydney Lens.

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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee. He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young. When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.
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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee.

He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young.

When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.