DJ Paine

Recovering Photographer

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My journey began back when i grew up on the popular beach side city of the Gold Coast, fascinated with light; the morning light i saw on the Broadwater while swimming with his father, the night time neon lights of the tourist traps like the Pink Poodle in Surfers Paradise and the twilight glow through the leaves as i walked through the creek beds at Binna Burra and Natural Arch….
My photography work took me all over the world: Highlights include some of the most amazing bands at huge music festivals in the USA, simple beach weddings on the Great Ocean Road of Victoria, remote jungle villages in the highlands of the Philippines, huge affairs on The Rocks around Sydney Harbour, Amish counties in Pennsylvania USA, album shoots for musicians of almost every genre, chic urban cafe’s & clubs of Brisbane’s west end and the lush green hills around Christchurch in New Zealand…
I shot professionally for over 23 years and am still a respected master of creative lighting, a consummate icon of the Australian photographic community and a former member & consultant of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers.
These days i find myself swimming and walking with my wife Benita and our three sons Drummond, Galvin & Judah around the coasts of Geelong.

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