My Travel, Stock and Commercial Photography shows life and explains ideas - illustrating & educating. Contemporary Photography combines equipment, composition, lighting and imagination, but that's only half the story. Collaboration with the client is critical in expressing their vision, combined with an understanding of digital photography/editing, colour management and efficient file delivery - providing a comprehensive service.
Also offering innovative photo design for home and office, archival quality art prints, stock library and photo restoration. Based in Ballarat VIC,
I work in this region but am available to work around Australia and internationally.
Who am I…
"I grew up in Ballarat, playing Aussie rules football through muddy winters and cricket in blazing summers, before graduating as a food scientist and working in that industry for ten years while taking various part-time courses in photography and printing techniques. Finally chucking in the lab coat I traveled through Europe, cycled through France before living in Provence for a year, then Scotland, all the while capturing the surrounds.
Then to New Zealand for seven years, running a luxury Lodge in Russell, Bay of Islands while documenting life and culture of the small village before plunging into digital photography full-time and opening the Bay of Islands Image Gallery and exhibited in several group shows.
Returning to Ballarat in 2007 I continued my commercial work, including freelance photojournalism for The Ballarat Courier.
Over the past few years I’ve been exploring the greater region for my Abandoned Places series.
A former board member of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale I've exhibited in the 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2017 editions - www.ballaratfoto.org
My latest exhibition, Road Trip featured in last year's Ballarat International Foto Biennale from 19th August - 17th September 2017 and is still installed at The Forge Pizzeria, 14 Armstrong St. Nth, Ballarat
A year long odyssey around the country in a caravan during 2015 & 2016 has resulted in a wealth of experiences and huge library of new images,
On the trip I became a contributor to an new all Australian stock photo library www.austockphoto.com.au.
2017 'Road Trip' The Forge Pizzeria (Ballarat International Foto Biennale)
2014 'Abandoned Places' Backspace Gallery, Balalrat
2013 'Abandoned Placecs' Mitchell Harris Wine Bar (Ballarat International Foto Biennale)
2011 'Statues' Ansonia on Lydiard (Ballarat International Foto Biennale)
2009 'Faded Icons' Radmac Gallery (Ballarat International Foto Biennale)
2017 'BIFB Collection' Eleven40 Gallery
2015 'BIFB Collection' Eleven40 Gallery
2005 - 2007 Bay of Islands Image Gallery (owned and operated in Russell, NZ)
Publications, Reviewed & Featured
2017 No Grey Creative (http://www.nogrey.com.au/ballarat-foto-biennale-2017-review)
2015 Ballarat Community Health Artwork Collection
2014 Beta Developments in Photography (https://issuu.com/betadevelopmentsinphotography/docs/beta_issue_07)