I feel into media because a teacher once told me I wouldn’t amount to anything unless I could find a job talking for a living. You can do that you know.
It got me thinking about how our senior students are feeling this year. Stressed, ripped off, confused, so for the next month or so we’re going to be talking to different people about their careers and how it came to be.
I ended up working in the media for a lot of my working life thus far and In my experience, even in life generally, people change.
Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse.
Sometimes, people don't change much at all.
This week I’m chatting to one of these people.
He’s at the top of his game which is sports photography, he went to school in Swan Hill, he was a student at SuniTafe..
He’s also the same guy that I knew as kids. He has not changed. Not one bit. He hasn’t even lost any hair!
He’s taken some of the most remarkable and recognisable photos of the AFL of our generation and still considers winning the 2003 premiership with Lake Boga as one of the best days of his life.
He’s as humble as he is talented, and he’s my cousin.
He is Head of Photography and Chief Photographer at the AFL. He is a Golden Quill winner & Ted’s Master, he is Michael Willson.
Check out his stunning work here: michaelwillson.com
All photos taken by Michael Willson.