At the Alpha awards in Sydney this week Sony Australia announced that Craig Parry and myself (Mark Galer) were being promoted to Sony Global Imaging Ambassadors. I am proud and honoured to embrace this role.
I started my Alpha journey with the A100 (winning the camera at the 2006 Australian press launch in far north Queensland). As a photographer who has always embraced imaging innovation I was more than happy to then adopt the A99 DSLT and NEX7 mirrorless camera as my ‘tools-of-the-trade‘ when I was appointed as the Australian Imaging Ambassador in 2012.
The rapid pace of innovation has kept me on my toes ever since with the full frame E-mount cameras, released in 2013, ending my long-time use of DSLR cameras – I started my digital imaging journey with the very first Kodak DCS DSLR camera in 1991.
This week I have taken delivery of the jaw-dropping Sony A9 – the most technologically advanced camera yet released.
I look forward to my imaging journey with Sony and the images that have yet to be captured – I hope you will keep me company on my Alpha adventure.
The photograph of me and the young indigenous boy was captured by the UNICEF photographer Giacomo Pirozzi