Who is Jamie Nicolaou?

That’s the question – Who Am I??

Well I’m nobody in particular, just your average humble guy looking to make an honest living.

I was born and bred in Manjimup, in W.A’s stunning South West region (Who would disagree?). I was raised on the family farm about 15 km west of town, and am still based there, some 34 years later.  I spent some time in Perth in my early 20’s playing some 1st grade cricket, but after 4 years couldn’t handle the city life and headed back to the bush. With vegetable growing our main income (cauliflowers) the sudden impact of China’s stanglehold on the export markets in Singapore and Malaysia forced us to look at a different means of income, which ultimately led me to the construction industry. I moved to Bunbury in August ’05, and picked up a job with CB&I at Worsley near Collie. From there I went to sunny Port Hedland in ’06’ and then Karratha, where I stayed for nearly 3 years. I am now back at home, sort of, working in Bunbury, spending quality time with my beautiful girlfriend Tegan (Brownie points for me 🙂 ) The farm is still a big interest with Avocados, Beef Cattle and Marron being the main focus.

Now you’re probably wondering where photography comes into it. Well it started in the darkroom in high school (get your minds out of the gutter please), back in ’91. I was 15, in year 11 and was just in love with photography, not that I was any good at it, but that’s where it stayed. I left school at the end of year 11 to go work the fields, and then sport, fishing, 4wdriving  among other things took my mind away from it, although I did buy my first camera, a Nikon f801s with a 50mm f1.8 lens.

Now when I got a job in sunny Port Hedland, I suddenly thought it’d be cool to get one of these digtal cameras, and having no idea about them I headed off to the shops. Some 2 hours later I’d bought my first, a Nikon D200, and there it started, and did I hav a clue? Not really!!

It was not until I went to a workshop in Port Heldand where I met Christian Fletcher, Paul Parin and David Bettini, that I really took a serious interest. I thought it was so cool how these guys were all so different in their approach, yet had one thing in common, they’re all awesome photographers. And I wanted to be just like them!!  

So I’m into sport, landscapes and portraits, and am keen to learn as much and more than I need to know.

So here we are today, with a bit of a clue now (just a bit), but with that enthusiasm to capture great images (well I’m going to try).  So please let me know what you think, as it’s the only way for me to learn.

I hope you enjoy having a read and a look, and hope we can all be friends and enjoy the art of photography.

Cheers, Jamie Nicolaou

The Master’s Apprentice!

Photo by Tegan Studsor (definitely my better half)


12 Responses to “Who is Jamie Nicolaou?”

  1. My, what a beautiful blogsite! I found your site thru splashinpaintblog (Lovett). Your site inspires me into getting more into photography. I am an amateur and I have a looong way to go!

    My father was a professional photographer and I remember the smell of chemicals in his darkroom. And those black and white photographs swimming in a big basin of water. Sadly, he died of Cancer in 1976 in the Philippines. He would have taught me a lot about photography. He was such an artist.

    Keep up the good work!
    – Anna (Delaware, United States)

  2. Thank you for the kind words Anna……glad you dropped by and have been somewhat inspired by my work, very humbling indeed.
    Sad story about your father, but I’m sure if you get out there I’m sure you can get some great images as well.

  3. Hi Jamie. I always love checking out blogs like yours, that I really feel I can connect with. I’m just starting out in photography, I’ve taken snaps with point and shoots like everyone else until a few months ago when I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D90. Now I would definitely describe photography as my passion and I’m trying to learn as much as I can as quickly as I can so I can turn it into a living! Your story reminds me of my hubby too, he is a country boy from near Moora and while we’re living in Perth just now he’d love to move back to the bush. Anyway, I hope you’ll check out my blog from time to time and offer some constructive criticism, I’ll do the same and hopefully we can help each other get to where we want to be!

  4. your not just an average humble guy, your one amazing person – that too is said about your photography work! you should be very proud of the person you are and the photography work that you produce xx

  5. Hi Jamie. This is really great blogsite. Well done on winning the Landscape 500. That is a great picture. Looking at that makes me want to start doing a bit of landscape work myself. Thank you for your help in teaching me more about manual photography down at Jindong 2010. Keep up the good work. Cheers Gordon.

    • Hey Gordon, how you going?? Thanks for dropping by. Just glad I could help you mate, that’s what it’s all about, and the fact you’re a nice fella. How’s the leg coming along? I was shocked when I heard what happened, I nearly copped it at coastal at the first round. Look after yourself mate.

      • Hi Jamie. Yeah it was pretty scary & happened so quickly. My legs are really on the mend now. My right leg broke & i am now walking on it ( sort of ) & the left did not break but is a lot stronger after getting a good smash below the knee. Camera is smashed & lense are with Nikon getting repaired. I am getting a D90 to replace my D80 & trying to decide on A D3s or a D700 as a FF camera. Im still going back to do MX next year if the legs are strong enough. Maybe i will see you at Manji 2011. Keep well & good luck with your brilliant pic’s. Gordon

  6. jamie. kristo here. want to lay the jb friday? 0409824527

  7. […] 500 Relay would like to acknowledge the wonderful craft of Mr Jamie Nicolaou. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; […]

  8. Jamie, how can i email you? i can not find an addy on the site

  9. Missing you and your smart arse comments on Facebook!
    Where did you go? Hope everything is ok!
    Cheers Kirstyn March

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