The Golden Bird for WSJ

By 30 MarchShoots
Bird at dawn on Hawkesbury River

Sometimes I’m given the freedom to interpret a story and subject in the way I see fit, but more often than not I work to a strict creative brief, layout and turnaround time. Nurturing great relationships with editors is all-important. All those I work with know I am someone they can count on to produce a great photo without fail and reinforce the publication’s editorial values, no matter what I’m up against. A recent assignment for the Wall Street Journal started as a 7.30pm brief from Hong Kong and resulted in a ferry trip up the Hawkesbury River at 6.00am the following morning. Obviously, being flexible is what counts when it comes to meeting strict editorial deadlines.

I was asked to shoot a photo story to support an article on Australia’s only remaining postal ferry that delivers the mail to remote locations on the Hawkesbury River in NSW. Amazingly, this is just one hour north of Sydney. It was an great trip and I met with some terrific characters along the way.

Click here to read the Wall Street Journal article and photo story.

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