The occasion of Gavin Blue’s earliest foray into photography was a parade in his native Canberra. A float came into view carrying Mickey Mouse and Goofy perched on a set of steps of the sort once commonly wheeled out to airliners. The young Master Blue made a bid for the shot with a Kodak Instamatic. ‘I just couldn’t get to a front row, and when I got to the front they’d passed me. I got this shot of the backs of their heads going away from me, and all I was thinking was, “missed the shot, missed the shot”…’

The occasion of Gavin Blue's earliest foray into photography was a parade in his native Canberra. A float came into view carrying Mickey Mouse and Goofy perched on a set of steps of the sort once commonly wheeled out to airliners. The young Master Blue made a bid for the shot with a Kodak Instamatic. 'I just couldn't get to a front row, and when I got to the front they'd passed me. I got this shot of the backs of their heads going away from me, and all I was thinking was, "missed the shot, missed the shot"...'