Kevin Murphy PhotographyMy nephew is working on filling out his CAO form this week. It’s hard to believe that it’s 15 years since I was flicking through college prospectuses (prospecti?) trying to narrow down my choice. I liked art, but I wasn’t very good at it. There were people in my art class that were incredibly talented – without even thinking about it they could sketch portraits that were amazing. I was in awe. In the end I figured that it would be difficult to earn a living through art at the best of times, never mind when I was up against such gifted artists.

I decided to focus on software. Our school had a computer room and I enjoyed spending time there, playing rudimentary games and even dabbling with some basic computer programming. There was a lot of hype about computers at the time and building a career out of it seemed like a good choice. People are always going to need computers, right?!

So that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 15 years. In that time I’ve gone from not knowing what the Internet was to practically depending on it. I studied with people who have become dear friends. I’ve worked with some really great people. I’ve helped companies grow. I’ve solved problems and implemented solutions. But nothing I’ve created will stand the test of time.

That ends today.

At close of business today I become a free man! I’ve decided to break away from software and return to creating art. For the foreseeable future photography is going to be my focus (no more pun jokes – I promise!). I plan on creating work which will not only stand the test of time but which will become more valuable as time marches on.

I have a number of weddings booked for this year which I am really excited about. I appreciate people choosing me to document their day and I intend to blow them away with the results. I plan on creating albums that will be cherished for years and generations to come.

It’s going to be a challenge. But it’s also going to be an adventure – and I love adventures!


  1. Dude, brave decision but all the best with that !! I hope it will work for you as no doubt you are very talented photographer and you will easily conquer the photography market.

    Once again all the best and looking forward to see new pictures.

    Best regards,

  2. Best of Luck kevin, Its a bold decision to leave a good job and go it on your own, but i have no doubt its the right move for you, the quality and creativity of your work speaks for itself and i have no doubt will be in huge demand.

    All the best,

  3. Good man Kevin. We must follow our heart. Remember your Granda who started writing at 40 years. It did not bring him money but it brough him great peasure and a sense of worth. Go for it! Best wishes from your Auntie Peg:)

  4. Um, hello? Your work on the Medical School Scheduler and Logbook will stand the test of time, no doubt! haha… Very exciting decision, Kev. You’ll be amazing!

  5. The very best of luck buddy, you’re a phenomenally talented photographer and you’re much much happier doing it so you’ve made a great decision, can’t wait to see the future works 🙂

  6. I must commend you on a brave decision and I have no doubt that you’ll succeed. Be a businessman first and a photographer second. Photos for show and photos for dough and all that… You know what I mean…. 😉

    • Thanks Iñaki! It’s definitely a different kettle of fish to approach it from a buiness perspective. Hopefully I can combine creativity and business to create something unique and attractive.

  7. Kevin, I wish you the very best of luck with your new career choice. I have no doubt whatsoever that you will be very successful and that you will make so many people so happy. And yourself also of course!

  8. Kevin, I applaud you. I err on Linda’s side – that post brings tears to my eyes also, tears of joy. I love your choice of “creating work which will not only stand the test of time but which will become more valuable as time marches on..”.

    You are the TRUE artist and I wish you every encouragement, and am super-confident, as you have found your true diamond within. It is only just starting to shine and we will all feel its glow for all the futures to come! 🙂

  9. Congrats Kev, brave move but I’m sure it’ll be liberating to follow your dream! You have a great talent, the world will be a better place for it!!

  10. Wishing you every success, Kevin! You’ve got a serious talent, and exceptional technical skills. You’ve a rare ability able to conceive an image as an idea in your mind, and then to realise it in the real world. And you have the skills and the dedication to make the image work, and to make it stand out. You will surely do well – people will still get married, despite the economy. And everybody reponds to excellence!

  11. Hey Kevin,
    Can I say, it’s about time man! Delighted for you & have every faith that u will be a great success. Looking forward to seeing the continuation & further development of any already impressive portfolio. Will send ur link if I hear of anyone looking for an original photographer.
    Good luck Dav

  12. Kevin, didn’t realize you had made the change. It is always daunting at the start but if you are passionate about something, as I know you are, then you know you have chosen the right path. The very best of luck with your new venture, I know you will make a success of it 🙂

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