As a child I was given a Box Brownie camera that I wore out then later bought a Polaroid Land camera. During the 80's my photographs were born directly from my pride and joy - a Nikon F2AS or through experiments in a darkroom where I learned to develop black and white, colour negatives and prints. During this time I had several images published in magazines.
I had a 25 year hiatus as I raised my family and committed to a mortgage. After returning on a long trip through the UK and Europe with my trusty Canon PowerShot S21s my love for photography returned. I purchased a Canon 5D Mark II and a number of Canon L series lenses. I have started to enter competitions and exhibitions with some success. I recently won the Australian Photography “On The Road” competition and have had several acceptances in major exhibitions.
I am interested in photographing architecture, portraiture and am particularly interested in social documentary/photojournalism. I have several projects on the boil such as “Sleeping Rough” – a story of homelessness through images and “Refugee Nurse” - depicting the day in the life of a Refugee Nurse. I love telling stories through my images.
All images/photographs appearing under the name of Michael Rayment are copyright and owned by Michael Rayment.