There is a great diversity within photography and each photographer chooses the avenue that best suits them. For me, it is the aerial view. Landscapes have fascinated me ever since I arrived in Australia from Holland in 1951. The landscape was new to me and seemed endless. My first flight was in the 50s, flying from Perth to Derby in a DC3 Dakota aircraft. We had to fly low, since the plane was not pressurised. This gave me my first aerial impressions of the outback.
To some people flying is a way of getting from A to B, but for me it is an opportunity to observe the landscape from a different perspective. It is quite surprising how revealing the landscape can be, even from a commercial jet. Commercial flights give me overall views during which I make mental notes of certain areas that I later want to fly over in a smaller aircraft. Then, between 500 and 1,000 metres, I am able to observe the country in detail and photograph its unique characteristics.