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About this website,flora,plant,garden,photographer
All rights reserved! All images on this web site are covered by copyright and are the property of Michael Ward. The copyright is enforced by Viscopy Limited. http://www.viscopy.com All the photographes on this site are available for sale by clicking in the appropriate places...
BUT… I do subscribe to the good intentions of the “Creative Commons principle”. If you wish to use my work for non commercial purposes that is if there is no exchange of money, tokens or favors I will ‘agree’ and allow you to use my work as long as the image, photograph or drawing is attributed and labeled as such to me Michael Ward – michaelward at westnet.com.au Depending on the end use I may even prepare a hi res image for you free of charge just email me and tell the the use the when and where first... Pretty simple eh!
Just a bit about me….
At age 9 I was given a 620 Imperial box camera by a sagacious aunt as a birthday gift. This led to black and white film development in my own darkroom – a converted outside toilet! Contact prints from large zen like square negatives soon followed… After leaving school I trained as a designer at Lancaster for the print industry with a camera as a working tool and a constant companion. After graduation from art college I continued with photographic work and maintained a photographic portfolio my main subjects being flora landscapes,still life and buildings. With the advent of the Macintosh computers digital production methods took over and photographic imagery became my dominant interest first with scanners and then in the early naughties with digital cameras. I now work professionally for magazines, environmental and graphic designers, landscape architects and Stock libraries...
A few samples of my published work
              
Causes I believe in...
What do you do when your closest relative is living in fear of total extinction?
Orangutang babies are as helpless as human babies...
They have the same needs as a human child and share 97% of our DNA.
In Sumatra there are fewer than 7000 Orangutangs left in the wild.
Their forest home is being clear felled to be replaced with palm oil plantations
There are two charities working save Orangutangs
Orangutang Outreach - redapes.org
Borneo Orangutang Survival - orangutans.com.au
Please donate and learn more about your closest relatives...
If you buy any photographs from this web site I will donate 10% (same as the GST) of the sale split 50 / 50 to Redapes and Orangutang Outreach!