Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Australian Truck Drivers

Truck drivers make an excellent subject for documentary portraiture. The lines and creases on their weather-beaten faces really do tell a story about their tough lives working  under the brutal Australian sun.

Here is a selection of some of the amazing faces I've been able to capture in recent years.

 Barry Crew, 61.

 Neil Rayner, 58.

John Kordiak, 52.

Adam McGuire, 34.

Adrian Smoothy, 44.

Alf Bont, 58.

Allan Lord, 55.

Andrew Taplin, 38.

Bill Christy, 57. 

Bill Meade, 47.

Blair Green, 27, and son Bryce, 7

Brett Herrmann, 38.

Bryan Parker, 64.

C.J. Chapman, 52.

Chris Nottle, 42.

Craig Garland, 31.

Darren Byers, 36.

Dave Gow, 53.

Dave Thomson, 40.

Gary McDonald, 50.

Gary Phillips, 55.

Gary Spicer, 32.

Glen Jones, 46.

Graeme O'Reilly, 55.

Greg Aitken, 28.

James Harris, 46.

Jock Turnour, 51.

Joe Bodkin, 35.

John Armstrong, 54.

John Platts, 52.

John Robson, 62.

Keith Harvey, 62.

Kevin Zorzo, 48.

Kim McInnes, 49.

Les Duggan, 64.

Mark Bongiorno, 43.

Mark Wanakore, 41.

Paul Barrett, 42.

Paul Harris, 32.

 Peter Andrew, 49.

Peter Bozzola, 42.

Peter Hathaway, 42.

Peter Humphris, 60.

Peter Shepherd, 48.

Rossco Andrews, 37.

Russell Barry, 40.

Russell Calvert, 38.

Russell Davenport, 56.

Ryan 'Rhino' King, 23, with Axle, 17 months.

Steve 'Babs', 32.

Tex Sheppard, 42.

Warren Sommer, 53.


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  2. Found you through Chase Jarvis. Love your work! The portraits are fantastic!

  3. Me too via Chase J. (the Chaser of talents). Great eyes on people, control of light! black and white so contrasty we can imagine how the sun shines on the trucks. I can feel your respect towards the subject.... these street portraits just put the light where it ought to be, people earning their life honestly, sacrificing so many conforts. It really seems they love their job. Your talented eyes, brain and heart have put this together in one nice and straight piece of art, in a no-frills environment. Cheers Australia, land of great people, not only a great land :-) All the best- john from Italy

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