~ Ian G. Fraser ~

I used to think of myself as a walker/hiker who makes pictures along the way. Now I think I'm essentially a foot-powered photographer...

 

On one of the iconic chinkabashi (submersible bridges designed to withstand flooding) on the Shimanto River, Shikoku, 2017.

The walking and photography bugs first bit when I lived in Japan from 2000, taking shots to document my mountain-hiking mania. I began teaching myself to use a camera (a tiny point-&-shoot) more creatively while living in Switzerland in 2010 - all that beauty and history and winter wildness was inspirational. But it was during two years working in South Korea that I really pushed myself to learn, to improve and especially to see. I walked all over the place in my free time, making thousands and thousands of images, occasionally even some good ones. 

I walk every day here in the Sandgate area of beautiful bayside Brisbane & never leave the house without a camera or two. Occasionally I do multi-week or even multi-month hikes - the natural world has given me boundless satisfaction and solace over the years, and nature, landscapes, wildlife and environment remain my most fertile photographic subjects. The intersection of the human and the non-human worlds is my favourite theme. Photography is a gift that has helped me experience the outdoors even more intimately and vividly.

Oh, the "Goat"? It was my trail name on some great American hikes: the Appalachian Trail, the Long Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. Goats are awesome, in case you didn't know:

A fellow goat I met one chilly morning on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, 2017.

I hope you enjoy my pictures - you can search for a specific image or subject via the Search bar at the bottom. All images may be purchased as prints - just drop me a message. You'll find a list of my walks on the Rambler's Résumé page; you can also find my blog on the Journal page, or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. You can also get in touch via Contact.

~ 山羊 ~

Some of my favourite subjects & styles.