maun luke?

I thought you might be interested in the name “Maun Luke”.  The word “Maun” comes from the Timorese (Tetum or Tetun) language – I was fortunate to have lived and worked in Timor-Leste for over four years – and has a number of meanings depending on the context of the conversation.  Strictly speaking it means ‘older brother’ but it is also a ‘less than formal’ term of respect used when greeting a male.  It can also be equated to ‘hey bro’ or ‘mate’.  My time in Timor-Leste and the respect and generosity afforded to my wife and I during our time made a lasting impression (as have the other countries we lived in).  ‘Maun Luke’ reminds me of those wonderful days and, more importantly, the wonderful people of Timor-Leste.

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As you will see by browsing my portfolio, I enjoy photographing a wide variety of subjects.  People, nature – with its beautiful sunrises and sunsets, storms and animals – street art and cityscapes are just a few of my passions.  There is never a shortage of subject matter to photograph.  Sadly I am limited by my imagination. ?

I am very keen to support corporate events – in September 2017 I provided photographic support to the Canberra stage of the Australian Police Federation’s “2017 Annual Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance” and on occasion I provide photographic support to the Social Website “Out in Canberra” – my work at a recent event can be found here:

I use a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with the following lenses:  Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM II, Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II, Canon EF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM, Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG OS HSM Art, and a Tamron AF SP 24-70mm F2.8 G2.