The Ambitious Drifter

Words, Images and The Occasional Noise

About Me

About Me, About This Blog.


Anglo/Australian living in Australia or France, I’ve worked in Australia, Belgium and The Netherlands. I’m always curious to see what’s down the next street. I take photos, make music and write things.

I take photographs for pure pleasure.  Photography helps me see things better and to notice what’s going on in the corners. I love capturing textures and surfaces, especially patterns on water and shadows.

I also carry a Canon IXUS 220HS almost everywhere I go. It’s light and produces high quality images with little effort. The main camera is yet another Canon EOS 300, wore the last one out.

I stil use PaintShop Pro for editing, but I dont do much. I mainly use it for cropping and resizing.

As you may gather, I’m not a professional photographer!    All photos are taken by myself and are subject to copyright.

It is Drifter policy to always include one of my photos on a post. All the music and writing is my own work, unless credited.

The music is made on a Fostex VF16 or a Tascam digital recorder, my main instrument is anyone of my dozen or so guitars.

I hope you enjoy looking at my stuff.


As much as I appreciate nominations, I dont do awards. This is a bit too casual, I dont put much work into this.

I dont accept pingbacks, they dont do anybody any good at all.

I like getting Likes and I am always pleased to get new Followers.

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30 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Am Anglo Swiss, but also carry a camera wherever I go, if the size allows. Less with my Nikon D7000, but now have a Canon Powershot G15 for the quick shots in between.


  2. I’m like you, always curious about what’s around the corner, always taking photos or writing things either in my head or in my travel journal and of course, on ,my blog! And I am Australian too: born here with an English father and Lebanese mother.


  3. Thank you for taking part in Project R. It is wonderful having a story about relationships told through photography.


  4. Dear Ambitious Drifter, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂 Here is the link:
    Warm Regards,


  5. Thanks! I feel the blog is a little too casual for awards yet (compared to the work other people put in. I apreciate the nomination though!


  6. Bonjour Pierre ! – j’espère que vous allez bien. Hier, j’ai déjeuné avec Rosemary, et elle m’a parlé de votre site. Je suis heureuse de vous transmettre mes meilleurs salutations. sees a very brief mention of Figeac ! 😀
    I note with irony that this ‘about’ page states your being, as am I, a blogger who does not accept awards, and yet the third person to comment does so for that very purpose. It is rather trying, this nonsense; but I’m rude enough to make my feelings well-known on the topic. I doubt very much that anyone’s going to try it on again. [grin]


    • Hi M-R!
      I added the note about awards after my first nominations. I’ll settle for a Nobel prize maybe. I’ll check out the Figeac reference. Cheers!


      • Naah, don’t bother ! – it’s much too small. [grin] We did love the place, even though we remembered it largely on account of parking in an area beside a big church and coming back to find that someone had allowed his/her dog to shit right next to the car: which wouldn’t have been so bad except for that fact that the dog was very obviously not well … Honestly, I’d like to kill people who don’t train their dogs or clean up after them.
        I was very happy to see that Rose has hopes for Otto, speaking of dogs … Such terrible stress our animals can be so loved as to cause us …


  7. There were posters up in my street in Holland ‘Jouw hund – jouw poop’ … your dog, your shit. The commune here provides poobags now, but there’s always someone…….


  8. Nice meeting you. Love your cat!


  9. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray


  10. What part of France do you live, Pierre? 🙂 I like your blog. Always like outspoken people….


  11. I just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!! I hope you will accept 🙂



  12. Just stumbled across your blog and think it’s great – photos and text.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. I will take my time and will snoop around in your blog, so I will get to know you. Nice to meet you so far. I often saw your picture at M-R’s’s time to get to know you!


  14. Very interested to learn more about you and what you blog about.


  15. Loved mucking around in your www site of simple insightful words and pictures, often of little everyday things of great beauty and interest. If I’d known you were on Dangar Island in January 2016, I’d have introduced you to a beetle I met there.


  16. I like “Photography helps me see things better and to notice what’s going on in the corners.”, and especially the bit about the corners – very true. And I know just how you feel about accepting awards, I’m just the same. Adrian


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