Born in Australia, I travelled with my family over many parts of regional Western Australia. Often camping in the bush with no running water or electricity, (and of course, no mobile phones) I loved exploring the outback. I don't remember when I got my first camera, but I remember I couldn't put it down.
In 1998 I moved to the US as an Au Pair. Whilst travelling through Yosemite National Park, I came across the work of photographer Ansel Adams in a gallery. It was here I bought and shot my first roll of black and white film. In 1999 I returned to Australia to enrol in an Advanced Diploma of Photography.
Once complete, I began working with the brilliant Photojournalist Roger Garwood. He soon became my mentor and continued to guide me in the musings of fantastic print quality.
Opening the York Photographic Gallery in Western Australia, I exhibited my work alongside Paul Bradley. While managing the gallery I also continued as the photographer for the Local History Collection in the Fremantle City Library.
Relocating to Melbourne, over the next 5 years I produced a number of assignments, including the Birds of Full flight Conservation Centre. It was here that my passion for flight was re-ignited. This resulted in the the publication of an image in the Anzang Nature Photographer of the Year book, and a corresponding exhibition which toured Australia.
After the exhibition had concluded, I was contacted by Australian Geographic and offered to be part of their 10 year anniversary book of wildlife photography.
Working with a Not-for-Profit organisation FORM in 2016 provided me with an opportunity to travel to the Kimberly in Western Australia, where I assisted in the production of a photography camp which later resulted in a unique exhibition in 2017, at the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery.
While digital photography has taken the world by storm, I still find there is nothing quite like listening to your favourite music in the darkroom while you watch your images magically appear on paper before you.