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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Leisel Jones


I have met Leisel Jones recently at the Australian Motor Show in Sydney. Leisel is sponsored by Hyundai and was fulfilling her promotional duties. She was a very obliging host signing hundreds of autographs.

Motor show crowds however are fickle and 30 minutes later Lisel was quite on her own, while the crowd gathered somewhere else. I have asked Leisel to pose for few photographs. Nothing out of ordinary – all with a car, as after all this was Motor show photo reportage.

Michelle Engelsman speaks out


Few days ago I watched Olympian Michelle Engelsman speak out against the Internet firewall in China. The event was organised by Amnesty International and took place over two days. There was no media present to report on the event and if you follow the news there was not a single mention of it.

I thought to myself if it has any sense since its exposure is very local and practically invisible.

Concurrently there was huge media outcry over the Internet limitations access in Beijing. Today, to my surprise, I have noticed the Chinese government went good on its promise of unrestricted Internet access. This extraordinary move was communicated to the journalist reporting on the Olympic Games by China’s president, Hu Jintao.