The author

My name is Stef and I’m a 27 year-old freelance photographer & travel writer. Although I’m French, I’ve spent most of the last 5 years in Australia and New Zealand, where I can usually be found:

* camping in some obscure national park,

* bogged down in the middle of an obscure dirt road,

* excitedly running around with a camera and a big lens after the “snakey snakey” that just got away.

To make a long story short, I wear the badge of mild insanity with pride.

As you have probably figured out by now, prints of my photographs are available online through Fotomoto - just click “Buy Print” under the picture of your choice and away you go. I am also available on request for shooting sessions, including but not limited to weddings, all provided I’m in the right corner of the globe at the right time for you.

If not deterred by a quirky sense of humour, feel free to contact me on toothbrushnomads [at] gmail [dot] com if you have any questions, requests or feedback.

The gear

5 years ago, when I first started traveling, I figured I’d better get myself a camera to grab a few snapshots of my adventures. I then proceeded to buy the cheapest compact I could find – literally. However, as time went by and I realized how much I enjoyed smashing my camera in people’s, kangaroos’ and flowers’ faces, I decided to invest in an entry-level DSLR, the Canon EOS400D, complete with crummy kit lenses. This is how it all started.

Although I no longer own any of these cameras, which got broken or given away, I have managed to invest in the sweet gear I am now using:

* Canon EOS 7D

* Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II

* Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM

* Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 IS USM

This is all neatly put away in one of those fantastic Lowepro backpacks, and comes with a few bits and pieces such as a circular polarizing filter, a spare battery and a cleaning kit. Of course, by now, the filter is chipped, the spare battery has been lost and the gear is plastered in red outback dust – all is well in Wonderland.