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Daydream Believer
Photograph by David Alan Harvey

Adopting the pen name "the Banjo" after one of his family's racehorses, A. B. Paterson captured the life of a drover in the Australian outback through hundreds of ballads. But while his tales of the bush have a place in the heart of Aussies, it was a life Paterson never lived. He was a humorist, poet, lawyer, war correspondent, newspaper editor, farmer, and expert horseman, yet ultimately became known for being a daydreamer. "It's pretty spot-on," said Jason Leitch, a horse trainer from Queensland. "Most people wouldn't know he never lived in the bush."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Mamiya VII
Film Type: Fujicolor 400
Lens: 80mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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