travel and life with lee mylne

Here’s to a joyous new year

As we flip the first page on our 2013 calendars, it hardly seems like 13 years since we greeted the first day of that momentous new year 2000. How time flies when you’re having fun.

Early followers of A Glass Half Full will know that I regularly feature the images of Australian photographer Tommy Campion, an archive of imaginative and fun pictures, mostly black-and-white and taken mostly throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Tommy is based on the Gold Coast, and many of his shots feature the 42km stretch of beaches for which that part of Australia is famous.

This photograph was taken on New Year’s Day, 2000, at Main Beach. As Tommy tells it, after he had sought permission and photographed the young woman and her child, she left the beach without giving him her name.  The photo was published in a book, and also in a women’s magazine which used the heading: “Searching for the Millennium Girl”.They found her.

I love this image because of the look of sheer joy and happiness on the woman’s face. What a wonderful image for a new year and a new era.  I hope this year brings all my readers and followers much joy. Happy New Year!

5 Responses to “Here’s to a joyous new year”

    • Lee

      Thank you Len. I intend to top it up frequently – and maybe even let it overflow sometimes! Happy New Year to you too.

  1. Anonymous

    Tommy: After the women’s magazine published the photo saying they were searching for the ‘Millennium Girl’, she came forward. The reporter and I took her to lunch. He quizzed her and I snapped off a few shots. She left and was never seen again. Where is she now. I want to find the ‘Millennium Girl’.


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