Not the average existence…

Hey! My name is Calumn Hockey from a small farming town of Bowraville, New South Wales, Australia. I'm only 26 years but have been on some pretty amazing adventures which are generally quite strenuous or just plain whacky and weird such as that time I went camel riding in Central Australia to the more intense things like staying awake for 40 hours straight while hiking some pretty gnarly terrain. I have been lost on mountains during blizzards, nearly broken my leg while paddling a bamboo raft down a flooded river in Northern Thailand to been swarmed by flies and stalked by dingoes while hiking the Larapinta Trail.

Not all things have gone bad on my adventures as I have been able to witness some truly incredible scenes over the short time I have been travelling like the time I got to see the Dalai Lama in person (I was 5 metres away from his Holiness). One of the best was seeing an electrical storm over Uluru in the Northern Territory causing cascading waterfalls to form and pour off Uluru.

I travel for the moments but I prefer to be taken by the moment and some of these moments I capture with my cameras. I breathe adventure so I thought, why don't I hone my skills with my cameras in order to truly showcase how amazing our world is! My aim is to capture the human element in these amazing landscapes our earth has given us. I hope you can follow me on my journey!

My time abroad is primarily spent in mountainous areas such as Nepal and New Zealand's South Island which have both being contributing locations to the development of my photography.

I am an advocate and content creator for GoPro Australia New Zealand with nearly 1 million likes across my GoPro images on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook since 2016. I strive to make my shots so unique in a world full of photographers that they will be so difficult to replicate no matter how hard they try. 

I am open for travels anywhere, anytime and if it’s to do with any of these, lets do it!

Professional photography: landscape, adventure, lifestyle, commercial

Travel articles (blogging)

Videography

Product reviews

Trip reviews and FAM trips

Social media campaigns

Calumn.

Press

Openworldmag Top 30 Adventurer Under 30  

The Travel: Most incredible GoPro photos of 2018

Do Shit Magazine; Interview - The man who can’t sit still

TBC Asia; Destination Sri Lanka

I Love Bello Shire; Featured photographer

Awards

31 x Editors Favourites, National Geographic Yourshot

28 x GoPro Awards

7 x GoPro Photo's of the day

4 x GoPro Instagram features amassing over 900,000 thousand likes and over 15 million views.

Abel Tasman Sunrise

Valla Beach Cave

Dorrigo Mist

Nambucca Beach Sunrise

2 x Daily Dozen Selection, National Geographic Yourshot

Cloth Fog

Under a Golden Sky

 Writing Highlights

4 x Top ranking travel articles on Google

Trekking in Patagonia

Trekking in Nepal

Trekking Poon Hill

How to take awesome GoPro photos

Testimonials

Calumn, what a collection of thoughtful photographs, it is wonderful that you have found a way to travel and develop your passion for photography!

LensCulture.com

What a wonderful and unique perspective; I have never been on a camel – and now I can pretend. I also like how the first rider is framed within the dirt road, keeping the composition clean. A small detail like this really sophisticates your photo. Well done Calumn

David Y Lee - National Geographic Producer

Having Calumn come on board with Intrepid Travel and Via Travel Australia has been incredible with his ability to produce top of the range photos, film and destination articles. I would highly recommend Calumn come on board with your company!

Stuart Weseirski - Co-founder of Via Travel Australia

Adventures and Expeditions

 

Treks

Larapinta Trail, Australia 223km – 9 days

Mustang Trek, Nepal 200km – 10 days

Hawkesbury River to Balgowlah, Sydney (27hrs38mins) 100km

Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand 19.4km

Ban Pha Mon to Ban Muang Pam to Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand (roughly 50km)

Hille to Dhampus (trek) via Ghandruk, Nepal

 

Summits

Chogo La, Upper Mustang, Nepal 4,325m

Nyi La, Upper Mustang, Nepal 4,020m

Duerali La, Nepal 3,090m

Mountain Pilatus, Switzerland 2,128m 

Ben Lomond, New Zealand 1,748m 2 summits during winter

Alex Knob, New Zealand 1,303m

Bowen Peak, New Zealand 1,631m unsuccessful winter attempt

Treble Cone, New Zealand 2,088m unsuccessful winter attempt

Mount Ollivier, New Zealand 1,933m

Mount Barney, Queensland 1,359m quick ascent with 25kg bag

Ananda Hill, Pokhara 1,100m 18 minute ascent from Lake Phewa to World Peace Pagoda

Poon Hill, Nepal 3,210m

Brinkley Bluff, Northern Territory 1,195m

Mount Razorback, Northern Territory 1,257m