My life in photography started pretty much as soon as I left school. Dad worked in magazine publishing and my interest in the printed page had developed from an early age. In lieu of not knowing what else to do, I was off to work with him.
Initially I worked in the storeroom and accounts, alternately swapping the forklift for a calculator each week. Soon after I was fortunate enough to find a home in the darkroom and secured a cadetship in the photographic department. It proved to be a fantastic learning ground where I was able to appreciate the qualities of a well-framed image and a well-exposed negative. Before long I was out taking pictures, and whether running the sideline at the footy, shooting road-tests for 'Overlander' and 'Two Wheels' mags or in the studio lighting still-life, I was underway.
My transition to commercial photography happened soon after but my early influences have continued to shape how I see. My love of reality in photography remains, even with the advent of advanced post production techniques. My experience, combined with technical expertise, allows me the ability to visualise and execute the most difficult of advertising briefs.
Though diverse, this website does reflect my style of photography, bringing together former influences with the demands of the current day. I am still very much a lover of shooting what's in front of me, relying as much on subject matter and composition as the unexpected that unfolds. Commercially, planning and pre-production is imperative, yet I still aim to bring reality and spontaneity to the picture.
I love to create personal projects which are very much me capturing my world as I wander through, and this work in turn informs and influences what I am able to produce for my commercial clients.
Awards include: AWARD pencils, Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, New York Festivals, ADC,
Archive Top 200 Photographers Worldwide (Vol I, II, III, IV), ACMP Collections 1-10
2013 Moran Photographic Prize - Finalist
2013 Moran Photographic Prize - Semi Finalist (x5)
2012 Moran Photographic Prize - Semi Finalist
Clients include: Australian Defence Force, Carlton United Breweries, Subaru, Qantas, Virgin Mobile, AAMI, Canon, Energy Australia, Mastercard, GIO, Commonwealth Bank, Powerade, Eftpos, TAB, Optus, Coca-Cola, Kelloggs, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Dunlop, Masterfoods, Levi's, Diagio, Air New Zealand, Fairfax, Lion Nathan, Telstra, Target, NRMA, Visa, American Express, St George Bank, Vodafone, Ausgrid, Greenpeace, Samsung, Sanitarium, WWF, HSBC, McDonalds.
Midnight Cloud of Sapa - Golden Age Cinema Gallery, 2017
Facing Bate Bay - Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 2012
Pool IX - Special Group Gallery, 2017
This Time It's Personal - Sun Studios, 2017
This Time It's Personal - Sun Studios, 2016
Fifty/50 - Black Eye Gallery, 2015
Dwelling - 107 Projects, 2015
The Pool Collective - The Naked and the Nude - Black Eye Gallery, 2014
The Pool Collective - Redux - Black Eye Gallery, 2014
Summer Show - Black Eye Gallery, 2014
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - Juniper Hall, 2013
Head On - Collective 01 - Kaleidoscope Gallery, 2013
The Pool Collective - Private View - Damien Minton Gallery, 2013
The Pool Collective - Blow Up - Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 2012
Three Generations, Four Perspectives - Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 2011
The Pool Collective - Blow Up/Containers - Botanical Gardens, 2011
ACMP Collections 1-10