About Blair Paterson

Blair grew up and lives in Sydney’s Inner West. He first realised a love of nature and the outdoors during weekends and holidays with his family on the Hawkesbury River. From humble childhood pastimes building billycarts and tree houses to spending large chunks of time in the bush, Blair now embarks on outdoor pursuits whenever and however possible – by foot, kayak, bicycle or other. He has worked in Environmental Management and currently Outdoor Education. Some of his fondest travels to date have been around Australia and through the Indian Himalayas.

Still Lifes (on the road)

While relaxing around a campsite or cooped up during bad weather, sometimes I’ll turn to the nearby decor, sort it into a pleasing arrangement or position, sit down with a nice beverage, and draw.


Lyrebirds are such a special Australian bird, it’s no wonder they are such an icon.

Blair’s Top 6 Favourite Camping Items

Blair’sTop 6 Favourite Camping Items By Blair Paterson The most expensive products don’t always provide the best quality. With a little imagination and inginuity, sometimes the most humble items offer far broader a...

Possum Tragic

Possums teach Blair some honest truths about nature, while they share an old weatherboard house and through chance encounters in the wild.
Fist Rock_Albany WA669438


I’ve always been fascinated by the amazing shapes and textures of rocks sculpted by the elements. With the interweaving of light and shadows, some rocks appear to float ethereally in their landscape while others occupy s...

This Duck Needs a Quack

‘This Duck Needs a Quack’ is an account of my day hiking and kayaking down Duck River – a little known tributary of Sydney Harbour flowing through the heavily urbanised western suburbs.