My name is Rebecca Wiltshire and I live in Perth, Western Australia, which is absolutely miles from everywhere else in the world. My study and work are in health and very left brained. Photography was something I always wanted to do, and I became seriously interested in a little later in my life. It has been both challenging and rewarding discovering and embracing this more creative side.
I love the beach. Australia is known for its beach culture and in Perth, which is on the west coast, it has its own nuance which I am quite fascinated with. I try to capture interesting scenes with multiple stories, its not easy but it’s fun, especially when there are good groups of people out on a summer’s day enjoying themselves. I have a waterproof camera and love getting in the water and amongst everyone.
When the sun comes out, so do the people, but the light in Perth can be pretty fierce and it gets very hot. A good photography day is a on a hot summer weekend. It gets busy at the beach and I like to go first thing in the morning and then back again in the late afternoon to get the magic light.
I am very lucky that there are some great beaches I can go to that are not far from where I Iive. I have become familiar with how the light works, and the best time to go. Over summer they also play host to festivals and markets and I like to get there when people are coming together for these. I also love to travel and especially enjoy being in different cultures to my own. India has given me a lot of joy over the years, its it will be amazing to get back there again one day and feel the craziness again.
The journey into street photography has become addictive. When I first discovered street photography, I disappeared down its rabbit hole, and I am still down there, riding the highs and lows, loving the creative process, the chance discoveries, and if you are lucky, the surprises on the camera when you get home. I love getting right into a scene and working with it, hoping for a magic moment to create something unique. I love the quirkiness of the genre and am fascinated by the work of other street photographers and how they see the world and put together an image which would have probably just passed me by.