Originally from England, Mark Chew moved to Australia in 1985 having undertaken an apprenticeship in London with some of the leading advertising photographers of the time. Since then his work has taken him all over the world with assignments in places such as India, Viet Nam, Laos, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, USA, Indonesia and New Zealand. Despite having a successful career in commercial photography for over 30 years, he has always been aware that the important work is usually unrelated to making a living. As time goes by, the attempt to return to the values of authenticity and truthfulness becomes more important. But it’s not a linear journey. As we progress down this path we find we are really only arriving at the place we set out from many years before.