When he’s not sailing in Patagonia, riding horses with nomads in Mongolia, lurching on the back of a truck in the Bolivian Andes, deep sea fishing in Samoa, hitch-hiking in the Canadian arctic, island hopping in Indonesia, scaling volcano craters in Vanuatu or out bush exploring Australian Aboriginal culture he can be found at his home base in Melbourne.
This August, Cam is on a work trip to Sumatra where he will be taking his own FujiFilm Instax camera along with Portrait Equality film to participate in the project to give photos, not just take them.
Cam usually makes several trips to developing countries each year on assignment or for personal work. Although he always offers to email digital photos and sometimes posts prints to people photographed along the way, he sees the simple charm of giving an instant print that doesn’t have to be posted or emailed when you get back home.
Some people he has met have never had their photo taken and many don’t even have an address to which he could send prints to, let alone an email to send JPEGs. He’s witnessed firsthand with his own camera how a humble credit-card sized print can become a powerful gift, and how it’s a great way to make friends too.
Cam’s favourite family picture is one of himself as a baby with his Dad, who died a few years ago in a car accident. Every time he looks at it he’s taken straight back to the living room at home where he grew up.