About

My name is Tim Pokorny and I’m an ex-Victorian living in Perth, Western Australia.

I’ve always been interested in photography. My dad had an old camera that I wasn’t allowed to play with for fear of breaking, but I’d often sneak it into my room anyway. I’d play with all the knobs, look through the viewfinder, release the shutter, but I had no film. When I was younger, perhaps around 8-9, my parents got me my first camera, a Kodak Fisher-Price blue number that took their 110 “chocolate bar” film cartridges. I remember it vividly. The rubber ends, the way it looked through the viewfinder or the paddle-pop sized flash wedge (it had 5 single-use flashes and you stuck it in the top). That little toy was pure magic. I wish I could find it now.

These days the kit I carry around is a little heavier, but I love it just as much. It doesn’t say nasty things to me or ask the world of me, it just sits there, waiting patiently for some quality time. I find photography relaxing, compelling and invigorating. Being a decidedly average painter, sketcher, writer or other artist in general, photography is my creative outlet; something to feel passionate about.

Landscapes are my first love. I always fall for the mountains, feeling constantly drawn to them. I don’t climb or ski. I don’t hunt or fish. I just feel at home there.

Gear isn’t important, but I get a lot of questions about it. So, for those of you interested in that kind of thing, when it comes to kit, I’m currently a Canon man.

  • Canon 5D Mk II
  • Canon 17-40 f/4L
  • Canon 24-70 f/2.8L
  • Canon 70-200 f/2.8L
  • Canon 50 f/1.4
  • Canon 85 f/1.2L II

I’ve got a blog that I rarely update (just like everyone else). I’ve also been sucked into the world of Twitter, and have created a new account for photography purposes. I hope you like the stuff that goes up here and maybe, if I’m lucky, one day you’ll come shooting with me!