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Susan Blick is an English teacher, and a landscape and travel photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand.  Susan runs photography workshops in the Auckland area and photo tours to India, a place she has been visiting regularly since 1998.  She was New Zealand Geographic’s Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2015.  And at the Prix de la Photographie Paris in 2016 she was awarded gold in the Travel and Tourism category for her image The Church, of New Zealand's Church of the Good Shepherd. Susan is an avid traveller which helped reignite her passion for photography in more recent years. She enjoys documenting people's stories and has studied visual journalism.

Susan bought her first camera in 1985, the 35mm Pentax MG.  It was a manual focus and aperture priority 35mm film camera and she credits this with teaching her to read the four components of light (intensity, direction, quality and colour) and understanding composition.  

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Death is not Finite

Forward we march into death we are all trapped while the cycle of life and rebirth continues (samsara). By escaping this cycle of material hunger the soul reaches a nirvana only to be brought back into this passage of mortality where it is doomed to repeat the cycle all over again. Attaining liberation (moksha) is the aim whereby the soul can be fr...
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A Shopper's Paradise - Jaipur

Do you like # shopping ? If the answer is YES you'll love # Jaipur 's old city - it's a shopper's paradise # textiles # leather # scarves # shoes # carpets # henna # handmade # artisan   Behind the old city's pink walls lies myriad stall holders ready to part you from your cash.  They sell everything you could dream of.  Jaipur is ho...
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Watching the World

Painted in the colours of the Indian flag a pedestrian swing bridge stretches high over the River Ganges in Rishikesh. I sit at an open-air German Bakery sipping a cappucino and watching pilgrims make their way across the bridge. Indian photographers wait to take Indian tourists' photos, they print the shots while the tourists visit the temples. Th...
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The Latest from India

Well finally, it's taken me almost 3 months to sort through my images from my most recent trip to #India What an amazing country it is! I'm never bored in India, and I'm always living in the moment when I'm there. I can't wait to go back again in March and share my passion and love for this place with some new faces. Hang onto your hats guys cause ...
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Jacqui Gibson
Amazing images, Susan. Are you on Twitter for sharing?
Friday, 19 January 2018 10:33
Susan Blick
Thank you Jacqui. No, I don't use Twitter, but I am on Instagram @phomadic and Facebook @susanblickphoto You can find the same p... Read More
Friday, 19 January 2018 10:41
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Join Me in India

In 2017 & 2018 I'm heading back to India to host two small group photo tours through some of the most photogenic - must visit - parts of the country. There will be 2 trips to India - October 2017 and April 2018. They will be my 7th and 8th visits to India over 18 years. I know the country well, in fact, it's not an exaggeration to say I'm as co...
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