Brisbane’s Story Bridge perfectly balancing a cityscape in the image!
Brisbane is one of the most populous cities of Australia, where more than 2.24 million city dwellers mingle together. It belongs to the state of Queensland and locates in the south east coast. The city offers any visitors a sense of fullness, expansiveness and a dynamic energy, created by a mixture of a beautiful cityscape and prolific nature.
The real richness of the city, however, is not merely concerned with a physical realm but also emotional and psychological wealth. My first impression of the city was that people looked healthy physically and mentally. I am certain this is because a moderate climate, a crystal clear blue sky and beautiful nature balance human psyche and emotional health.
Waiting for a sunset at Story Bridge.
This is my first visit in Australia! I captured the images of cityscapes but where is koala, kangaroo and beaches. Why is there no such image at Australia…?
This is because I am visiting Brisbane to receive a professional photo/video training. While my assignment, I provide travel images of Japan and work with visual/textual professionals and a sound creator. I have been working with a leading Australian media company for more than one and half year.
My schedule was fully arranged. I only had time for less than an hour to explore the city. I hired a taxi and asked to show me the most beautiful part of the city. The driver was happened to be from Australia’s richest part of nature, Darwin. Thank you, Nathan!!
A spectacular view of Brisbane cityscape before a sunset.
This time my client invited me to their head office where a bunch of talented creative individuals work together in Brisbane. When a media production manager of the company, who I have been working with, sent me an invitation letter, I totally could not believe this happened to me. Can you imagine how much I could be so excited about it!? It happened to me and why not to you? Anything, anything and anything is possible. Life offers you anything if you truly desire from your heart!
Brisbane City Hall Clock Tower from a window.
While I stayed Brisbane, professional photo/videographers gave me a solid instruction at meetings and in the field, at beaches, an aquarium and restaurants, as to how to shoot more effectively, with minimum effort and time, in a relaxed manner. This is a secret of professional photographers!
After my photo/video training, a meeting was arranged where the stills and video editors showed me their works, how they edit and what they are really looking for in travel photography. A music composer showed her talent of how to create variety of sounds while she looks after her children at home. A writer told me how much research he has conducted for his creative writing about tourist destinations. This is what I dreamed of when I started photography: to work with talented creative people around the world, to bring something meaningful and inspirational into the world!
Thank you, thank you and than you! I am so glad that I am still alive!
City Tabernacle Baptist Church located in Brisbane.
I did not know that barbeque is a part of cultural thing in Australia. As soon as I arrived at Brisbane, the director of the company invited me for attending a business meeting at his family home, where all the staffs and his friends got together with for a barbecue party. What impressed me was that barbecue is effectively integrated into a business scene, where people introduce themselves freely and speak of what they do and can do in an open air. I do not remember how many times we did barbeque!?
Is this common to have a barbeque cooker at every company in Australia? Even barbecue penetrates into the company’s lunch time. In the working hours, they enjoy lunch together in a fresh air and at a luxury residential area, being surrounded by rich greens and mature trees.
What a richness and luxury the company can offer to employees in a working environment. That was certainly I never ever seen in both the UK and Japan! We tend to confine ourselves into a tiny box of a city, attending work at gloomy offices. We need to get out of there!!!
A busiest central Brisbane on my way to Story Bridge.
The director of the company certainly has created his own dream company, providing his vision to his professional staffs, motivating and expanding their awareness. That must be so uplifting at work! In turn, their creative works offer the international audiences to see the world beyond our imagination. I am so proud to join his team!
Visiting Brisbane was just a beginning of my adventure as a travel photographer. I am visiting 14 cities and covering more than 130 travel destinations around Japan. As a professional travel photographer, it is profoundly honorable and meaningful to show all the wonder and beauty Japan can offer to the world!