About me

Cate Random is what I do. Cath Holland is who I am.

For me, life is about exploration, experiences, and learning. Publications such as National Geographic and GEO have inspired me since I was child, and I hope that my photography and writing will inspire others. My interests include the natural world, scuba diving, built/modified environments, customs, belief systems, and culture.

I am a travel and documentary photographer and writer, with a background in earth and environmental sciences. I have been travelling since before I was born and still marvel at the diversity in every aspect of this planet we live on.

My aim is to use my photography, scientific knowledge, and writing skills to inform, educate, and amaze people about the world we live in.

My favourite quote: “the more that you know, the more you realise you have yet to learn


What is it that I do?

  • Travel photography and writing;
  • Documentary projects, from inception to completion, including: administration, coordination, research, photographic and written documentation, report writing;
  • Write scientific papers, technical reports, magazine articles;
  • Photograph a wide range of subjects/genres, including: macro, wildlife, landscapes, street/urban, documentary, monitoring, night, natural light, studio, portraiture, geology, natural areas, underwater, culture, events, remote area, travel.


My qualifications include: Master of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science (geology), Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts (photography focused), Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

I am a long term supporter of Destiny Rescue.            http://destinyrescue.org.au

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