On the Couch with Wade Hughes

Wade Hughes AAR On the CouchWho is Wade Hughes?
I’m a writer and photographer, and, in conjunction with my wife, Robyn, co-author of the recently released book Looking for Whales.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Right now, nothing. If challenges or opportunities dictate the need to change in the future, I’ll deal with them as they arise.

Who inspires you and why?
People who create their own opportunities and go after them despite, or because of, the challenges that life throws at them.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Foster an appreciation for the notion that, while talent is universally distributed within the human race, opportunity is not, and seeking ways to help close that gap is not difficult, but immensely rewarding.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
It’s not destinations per se that attract me. It’s those activities that I find most satisfying and interesting and want to participate in that dictates where I want to be at any given time.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Depending on their interests, I try to get them round to meet some of the most fascinating people that I’ve been privileged to get to know.

What are you currently reading?
Green and Short’s World Atlas of Seagrasses.

What are you currently listening to?
Chris Rea’s God’s Great Banana Skin.

Happiness is?
Sharing a sense of purpose with Robyn, the love of my life.

What does the future hold for you?
With the exception of the certainty of eventually falling off the perch, who knows? Looking forward to living as fully as possible right up to that time, is one of the great joys of being alive.

Wade has co-authored with his wife, Robyn, the recently released book Looking for Whales – endorsed by Australian Geographic – and published by Halstead Press. It is available from all leading book retailers across Australia including Booktopia.

Image: Wade Hughes (supplied)