About Me


 “You can always replenish your bank account, but you cannot reclaim time.”


I’m an Australian who has called London home for the past 16 years, but a motivation to live life instead of simply existing through it sees me travelling every chance I get.


From this travel, my passion for photography has evolved, creating the opportunity to view the world through different eyes.  What started as a hobby in 2010 is now a key influence on my travel itinerary as I gravitate toward locations that offer outdoor photography opportunities, particularly wildlife and landscape.


I feel most at home when exploring the world beyond it.


I share my experiences to inspire others to create their own.


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But it hasn’t always been this way…

For nearly two decades I balanced a hunger to see the world with the ambition of advancing my accounting career – and the scales were often lopsided.  But that all changed in 2009 when I left my job, home and friends in London for 15 months of travel, adventure, volunteering and renewing my love of the great outdoors.

When I began my first career break, I wasn’t searching for anything.  I simply found myself relatively commitment-free and at a steady point in my career.  My hunger to explore more of the world was growing and I became aware that I could always replenish my bank account but I could not reclaim time.  I realised my dreams of exploring other locations, meeting new people and enjoying different adventures would only become reality if I made it happen.

So I did!

I returned to London re-energised and with new perspective on my career.  It could now facilitate a balanced lifestyle instead of preventing one.

And I’ve never looked back.

I’ve left behind the security of a permanent accounting job and now work as a consultant on projects that allow me to balance my career with regular breaks, from short travel adventures to 3-6 month long career breaks.


I share more of my photography at Kellie Netherwood Photography