My passion for photography was born in the darkroom back in the summer of 96. Inspired by my first addiction: travel, I went to the US of A to teach photography at a summer camp in New York state. I returned to the sunny shores of Perth, Australia to study a Degree in Communications, majoring in Photo-media and Marketing. Those blissfull university summer holidays afforded me a road trip across the Nullarbor Plain to Queensland. This road trip left such an impression that we did it again a year later, but this time it was a one-way trip: I stayed in Airlie Beach, Queensland. It was here I worked for a photography company and assisted shooting weddings on Hayman Island.
I went from this island paradise to another: the Caribbean. I worked as a cruise-ship photographer onboard MS Triumph. It was here I learnt the irony of the word ‘cruise’ as I worked almost 60 hours a week for 8 months with one day off!
I came home to Perth and worked as a studio photographer before returning to teach photography, this time in beautiful Savudrija, Croatia. From here I took part in the antipodean ‘pilgrimage’ to London, England and wrote travel articles. I became uninspired by London’s continual grey skies so I made a sea change to Cairns in the sunshine state to study the Graduate Diploma in Education. While in this travellers paradise I put on my sea legs again and photographed cruises to the Great Barrier Reef.
In 2007 Perth beckoned me home and gave me the opportunity of passing on the craft of photography and design to high school students. I recently saw teaching come full circle when I walked into my classroom to find my ex high-school photography teacher about to deliver a seminar. What a trip! It had been many moons since I’d seen him last.
Long story short I photograph, train and travel.