I first picked up a camera when I was 14 years old, it was a Canon compact camera that was my mums and it was at the bottom of a lounge room drawer.
At the time I had no idea why the sudden urge came over me to pick it up and head out to the backyard.
But that one moment changed my life and put me on a path for the next 20+ years.
Instantly I swore to myself and anyone who would listen that I’m going to be a photographer one day.
I doubt many people believed me back then as it was in the film era and being a photographer at that point in time was like being a pink unicorn. But I’ll forever be grateful to my younger self for that crazy dream and I’ve been extremely fortunate to live it out ever since.
I quickly dropped out of school at 16 to begin working with at the time the official photographer for the NRL. A huge step forward from taking pictures in my backyard and a few years later at 19 I began a long standing career with the newspaper company Fairfax Media.
Through this blog I hope to share my stories and show a different side to photography.
Hopefully I’ll entertain you with some behind the scenes stories and share some photo tips along the way. You can also find me on Instagram at chris_lane_photographer for more pictures.