I have been a photographer all of my adult life. My father was a prominent photographer in our local area and I grew up with a firm knowledge of the business side of picture making. I photographed my first wedding when I was just 17, my mum had to drive me to the wedding. During a 3 year stint of photography study at the RMIT, I was exposed to an unbelievably high standard of technical quality; for the next 35 years this insight has been a driving force behind my personal photography and art endeavours.
I try to create images that have a visual mood about them and immerse myself completely in the work to the point of building my own cameras, darkroom equipment, chemical mixtures and the final framing and other creative display methods.
As to my subjects, whether it is a pebble in the sand or a constructed scene, I try to make the viewer “feel” the image, not just see what is before them. That connection creates mindfulness and empathy and is a signature of my work.