"Photography first captued my imagination at the age of 7, via a book of photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson that I discovered in my sister's bookcase. My sister, who worked at the local library, had salvaged it water damaged from the library scrapheap. Seeing my fascination, she bought me a Kodak Starlight camera for Christmas. I have been an inveterate and peripatetic photographer ever since.
My work is a combination of color medium-format landscapes and 35mm 'candid' (or 'street') style - mostly B&W, but latterly more in color and the Xpan panoramic format. I find that each style serves as a relaxing relief to the other. I enjoy what I do.
My photographic income derives mostly from print sales of landscapes and my older B&W candids (which have an 'exotic' value), plus the photography of current social events or situations in the 'candid' style, such as portraits, weddings and baptisms (and even one wake!).
For the latter I explain to clients that their photographs will not be in the traditional set-piece format for these events. I use only available light and prefer to snap away quietly in the background. I present the event frankly, not to a formula, but with an emphasis on joy and humour.
My landscape work is all color and is mostly centered on the Australian outback, although lately I have branched out to overseas locations. My print sales are divided between private clients via e-commerce, and local Australian travel, real-estate and other business organisations who wish to have in their offices and lobbies unique displays of beautiful locations, rather than just mass-produced posters.
I am based in Sydney, Australia."