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 Nature Photography :: About Rob :: CV

2007-8

Building Wothahellizat Mk2.

2005-7

Travelling around Australia photographing nature and writing magazine articles.

2004

One of several of Australia's leading photographers invited to take photos for a WWF-funded book on the Tarkine Wilderness, a project designed to help have this area World Heritage listed.

2003

Represented by Adrianno's Fine Art Gallery, Perth.

2002

Represented by The Wilderness Gallery, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.

2001

Now live on the road full time, photographing Australia.

2000

Still building motorhome, will it never end?

1999

Ran two more MONOscapes workshops, this time we did three-day affairs in the Blue Mountains with walks into the Grand Canyon.

Still building the motor home.

Still guest lecturing at the Canberra School of Photography.

1998
Taught first MONOscapes workshop. It was a success so we have scheduled another for 1999.

Still guest lecturing at the Canberra School of Photography.

Otherwise very quite photographically, too busy building my motor home
1997
Regular guest lecturer at the Canberra School of Photography.

Designed and release a new range of 40 greeting cards.

Designed and released seven posters featuring National Parks and other wilderness areas.

Started writing a regular column in a new magazine about black & white photography published by The Black & White Enthusiast.

Finished the book MONOscapes:The thoughts and images of Rob Gray.
1996
Regular guest lecturer at the Canberra School of Photography.

Gave talks on landscape photography at camera, bushwalking and cross country skiing clubs, also at local high school.

Released range of 32 greeting cards.

Approached by The Black & White Enthusiast to write a book about black & white landscape photography.

Images selected for the Creative Monochrome yearbook (one of a handful of photographers to be selected for all three editions).
1995
Opened The Rob Gray Gallery in Canberra.

Images selected for the Creative Monochrome yearbook.
1994
First solo exhibition.

Started selling photographs at local markets.

Image selected for the Creative Monochrome yearbook.
1993
Returned to photography, specialising in large format black & white landscapes.
1981-93
Left photography to work in the computing industry. Although I kept in touch by teaching adult classes in basic photography and darkroom practices. I also wrote and/or photographed articles for travel magazines on subjects such as London, Paris, African wildlife and bushwalking.
1979
Newspaper photographer, Grafton. General photography of sports and events with the occasional fire and storm damage photos.
1978
Darkroom technician, A&B Studios, London. All forms of darkroom work for the advertising industry, including extremely accurate stripping of line and half-tone negatives. Also did much of the product photography for the studio.

Joined Globe Photos stock library, New York.
1975-76
Employed by Noel Holly (Illustrations P/L in Perth) as a commercial/product photographer. Studio and in-store product photography. Smaller industrial jobs and assisting Noel with larger jobs. Fashion and model's folio shots. Interior and exterior architectural work.
1972-75

Darkroom technician with the Australian Information Service in Canberra. Also wedding work.

1971

'Asked' to leave school. I never went back.

Nearly joined the Army, passed medical but, after being kicked out of boarding school because I couldn't handle the discipline, how clever would it have been to join the Army

Non-photographic experience includes, barman, greenkeeper, farm hand, plumber's mate, telecom technician, electronic engineer, carpenter, welder, metal worker, mailroom clerk, dry wall fixer, software engineer, garbage man, forklift operator, furniture manufacturer, clerk, diplomatic mail courier.
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