I grew up with a father who was a very keen amateur photographer and by sitting through countless slide-shows of his photos as a child, my photographic eye was developing without me even realising it. When I was about 16 years old and still in high school, he gave me my first manual film SLR camera, and together we built a darkroom at home and I was soon learning how to process and print my own black and white photographs.
When I finished high school, I studied a Diploma of Photography at the Queensland College of Art. It was during this time I received my grounding in all aspects of photography. At first I was mainly interested in landscape and wildlife photography, with a dream of shooting for National Geographic. After a trip to Africa and then Antarctica a few years later, I soon discovered that it wasn’t the easiest path to follow and I switched to photographing people.
For the last 14 years, I’ve been focused on the beauty of women – through my art projects involving the human form, my work with burlesque performers from around Australia and overseas as well my client work within the boudoir and vintage glamour genres. It’s a great honour being asked to photograph any woman, especially when they put their trust in me to make them not only look good, but feel good during the process of the shoot. I gain a genuine sense of pride and achievement knowing that my images can help my subject feel better about who they are and feel more confident in their own bodies.
I also love teaching other photographers.
I run many workshops each year and also conduct private tuition sessions on all aspects of portrait, fashion and artistic nude photography in both the studio and on location.