Michael Franchi is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
He is also the NT News picture editor, a job akin to herding chooks with cameras and multiple lenses. And then asking them to write a caption.
Michael also takes photos. But not of aliens. Those photos are always contributed.
While he coud never convince a journalist his job is anything more than pointing in the general right area and then clicking a button, in the past 3.5 years he has shot many great things from the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Elliott to being embedded with the Australian military in Afghanistan.
And he has personally shot about 1,400 metric tonnes of weather photos.
After seeing most things, the thing left on his wish list to are maybe a couple more weather shots.
But if there is a message in all this about the NT News, which there is, is as Michael simply says: “It’s not entirely my fault.”