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Kokoda with Mates in Construction

I have been very fortunate over the years to have walked the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea 16 times with my first crossing in 2004. This year I will be walking and filming my 17th crossing with a very important client and organisation, Mates in Construction. MIC works very hard to raise awareness and provide training and support in the prevention of suicide in the construction industry.

Each year, MIC running a fund raising trip across Kokoda in order to raise money and awareness for this significant issue. To help in the fund raising, I have set up a special gallery of images (including the one below) for sale that will have all profits donated to MIC. Images will be available for sale until the end of Septemeber. Check them out HERE.

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Kokoda Advertising Campaign Shoot

I was lucky enough to shoot in PNG recently for an Ad Campaign promoting the Kokoda Track. As I have been guiding in PNG for the last 10 years, it was rare with the responsibilities of a group to be able to film or take photos as much as I would like to. This time however I had plenty of time and opportunity to (mostly) film and photograph  this amazing part of PNG. And now the process begins of creating a 60 second ad out of almost 8 hrs of footage. The main focus is the experience people have while on the Track. The experience of taking on such a challenge, meeting the local people, reflecting on the history of what happened there and of course paying respect to the soldiers who change the coursed of the Second World War.

We were lucky enough to have fairly good weather for the trip, something I was glad for given the amount of camera equipment I took with me. It meant I was able to shoot most times of the day with little restriction. Of course I still had to deal with the usual challenges of filming in such an environment. However with great support from our local crew and a thorough knowledge of the track, we were able to capture some fantastic footage, not only for the campaign but future stock requirements and advertising content. If you are interested, I will be guiding another trip (my 15th) back across Kokoda next year in August. Contact me here if you would like more info. Keep an eye on this space for the release of the ad.

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