PNG Portraits

Here are a few portraits for this afternoons shoot. The rest of the guests went off to the hot springs, but I was happy to interact with the villagers.

They lead such peaceful lives up here, it makes you wonder who has it right I reckon! Their day consists of hunting and gathering, fishing and tending to their vegetable patches.

Kids amuse themselves playing simple games like marbles and basic stick games.

The kitchen was extremely well set up with coals on the fire with a pot and frypan and a little swing out seat for the cook to sit down and tend to the food.

Joel Grimes to join True North in PNG in December

North Star Cruises is pleased to announce another celebrity photography cruise featuring renowned Portrait Photographer, Joel Grimes, all the way from USA!

Joel’s work can be seen here.

Joel has a very unique style and has a client base featuring movie stars, musicians and sporting personalities, here is a cruise on the True North that will give you a unique opportunity to be coached by a portrait master over the 7 awe-inspiring days in Papua New Guinea!

As an added attraction, North Star is currently offering some very attractive booking incentives.

Adventures in Paradise 3 departs Cairns on the 3rd of December and returns back to Cairns on the 10th of December. The cruise fare includes return charter flights ex Cairns.

Apart from the daily Joel Grimes tutorials there will also be opportunities to enjoy world class snorkelling and diving, cultural events with local villagers, fishing and heli flights.

You can see the PNG cruise itinerary here:

I will also be joining the cruise and will be available for general photography tips and landscape tutorials for anyone interested. Other photographers who have done the AIP cruise include Christian Fletcher, Flemming Bo Jensen, Rodney Thomas and Nick Rains and all have raved about the True North experience and how pristine the country is.

PNG is a tropical paradise like no other, so come and join us for a golden opportunity to hone your skills and to explore one of the world’s last frontiers!

For bookings please call Holly on +618 9192 1829 or email to: Holly:

Attentive Pikinini











During one of the sing sing shows we attended in PNG I was sitting down near this little fella and watching how he was so attentive about the dancing that was going on. It probably had a brother or sister of his performing and the look on his face suggests to me that he was counting the days till he could also be one of the performers!

I shot this with the camera just resting on my lap so he had no notion I was taking the shot!