IT'S ALL ABOUT ME!
I was 10 years-old when I took a photography class at Prince Alfred College (Adelaide) as part of a school holiday program. We were each given a camera and let loose to shoot off a roll of 35mm black-and-white. Our teacher processed the films (always my least favourite part of darkroom photography) while we took our lunch break, leaving us with a fun-filled afternoon of photo developing and printing. From that day, the concept and magic of image-making had me hooked.
A couple of years later at secondary school, I chose Photography as one of my elective courses. On the first day I was given a pin-hole camera and 15 minutes to return with something worth printing. I shot a cigarette butt floating in a toilet. (Highly artistic!) In that class we were taught film-processing, developing, printing, and photo manipulation. I still have a number of photos from that time and they serve as a fond reminder of fun school days and wonderful friends.
When my children were quite young, my dad gave me his Praktica Super TL, paired with a 135mm telephoto lens. I converted my walk-in robe into a basic black-and-white darkroom and would lose hours playing with my films, chemicals and papers. Finding the hours to lock myself away soon became too difficult, so I reluctantly sold my equipment and returned to coloured film and cheap processing labs.
At the time, digital photography was just starting to take off. I was reluctant to embrace it as I wasn't seeing the same quality that film photography produced. But all that soon changed. And rapidly.
Since then I've owned a variety of film and digital cameras. My current kit consists of a Canon 5D Mark II and four Canon lenses: 24-70mm f2.8L; 70-200mm f4L; 70-200mm f2.8L; and 100mm macro f2.8. I also have the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art lens. For the days I need to be less conspicuous, and don't mind compromising quality for convenience, I use the super zoomy Canon SX50.
My images have appeared on television, in magazines, a book, an exhibition, websites, government articles, flyers, newspapers, in clients' homes and on clients' social pages. You can find more of my images on my Flickr site here.
I'm a natural light photographer. My favourite genres to shoot are travel, street, and portrait. Some of my favourite photographers are Kirsty Mitchell, Bob Gruen, Artie Ng and Annie Leibovitz.
I hope you enjoy browsing my images,