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Camera House : Better Pictures 11
My father pursued a very active interest in medium format fine art photography, and was primarily responsible for my early interest in photography,” says award-winning landscape photographer Joshua Holko. “There was always a camera at our family gatherings and taking pictures was an important part of our family events.” Holko’s earliest memories involve day and weekend trips with his dad, heading out into the countryside. “We would pile into his car on the weekends, drive off in any direction until he found something interesting to photograph. I was only young back then but I have some vivid memories of some great locations and good times. I remember my very first camera, which was a Kodak Disc. A format that thankfully had a very short lifespan as the negative was tiny and the image quality woeful, but it was enough to get me totally hooked.” Holko is definitely ‘hooked’. He abandoned a successful career in marketing when he realised that he was “working harder and longer on my photography” than he was on his day job. “At the time it was an easy decision for me as I had just led my first successful workshop to Iceland, and I knew that pursuing my passion in photography was the right decision.” Indeed, it is this joint passion for adventure travel and photography that has become the basis for Holko’s photographic endeavours. “ When I was growing up I did a lot of scuba diving, trekking and “ Outward Bound Acclaimed photographer Joshua Holko’s breathtaking landscapes reveal a love of adventure amid the beauty of nature. Feature Outward bOund 10 010_Bpics11_Josh_v2.indd 10 27/11/12 1:59 PM
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