Bob Nelson Papua New Guinea Bob Nelson Papua New Guinea Bob Nelson Papua New Guinea

About Bob

Bob was born in Canada but now lives in Noosa, Australia. At the age of 12 he was given a Brownie Box Camera which he used on an experimental basis to photograph his family and friends.

At the age of 14 he joined the school’s camera club and learned how to develop his own photographs.

It wasn’t until the year 2001 when Bob retired and became a keen photographer. He has two passions, one travel, and the other photography. This, he claims is a perfect fit. His favorite subject matter is tribal people and cultural diversity. He has indulged this passion on many trips to Africa and Asia.

Without being intrusive, he attempts to capture the story that can be seen in the faces of many of the tribal portraits and cultural activities he encounters. Since many of the areas he visits are remote, he would like to share his photographic journeys with others who may never have the opportunity to travel to these amazing places.

Bob regularly supports responsible charities in the countries he visits. He feels that this is one way he can show his appreciation for the friendly and welcoming hospitality he experiences while doing his photography.

In association with the Rotary Club, he has supported schools in Tanzania and PNG. Other charities include schools in North East India and Kenya as well as orphanages in Myanmar.