Hi everyone! My name is Byron, but I am known by most of my friends and on the forums as Byza. I live in the sunny state of Queensland, Australia which usually means hot summer days, bright blue skies, and amazing coastlines! I have photography as a hobby outside of my crazy busy corporate job, but I also have a big passion for sneakers, art, fashion, etc.
A little bit on me I guess..I have always had a passion for cars since a young age. From Matchbox to Lego Cars, from Lego to remote control cars, and even Billy carts. Moreover, even before getting my license, I have owned many cars ranging from muscle cars to your favorite imports. I’ve owned everthing from an 11 second quarter mile daily driven Commodore, a sacked out BMW, a show quality 65′ Chevy Impala, and also a concourse worthy 59′ FB Holden. I hope with my broad range of influences and my respect for all forms of motoring, I can share with you some fine examples of what Australia has to offer.
I have been shooting for approximately two years now and my current camera body is a Canon 450D. My gear also consist of a multitude lenses such as a Sigma 10-20mm, a Canon 17-40mm L f/4, and a Canon 50mm EXII f/1.8. I have somewhat found a release with my photography and I enjoy the constant challenge of learning, gaining better skills, and most of all meeting people.
I am basically 100% self taught by taking the approach of just have a crack and get out there. I’ve encountered plenty of times where things didn’t turn out right, and this still happens, but after each day or shoot, I’m confident in getting better.
Among other aspects of photography, this year I’ve decided to complete the highly controversial 365 project. The main reason directed at improving my equipment and pushing myself past the limitations of my camera gear. So we’ll see how that goes.
We have a very mixed car culture across Australia due to decades of migration and continuing influences from the US, Europe, and Asia. And though Australia has very strict laws with modifications to our cars, this hasn’t held back the culture. In most cases, it has driven it to find another direction around the rules. With that being said, I look forward to showcasing more of our quality shows, local meets, drift/circuit events, and quality cars that are down under.
:. Byron Hayes