My parents gave me my first camera at age ten. No, they didn’t know what they were doing. Or maybe they did, and were far more devious than I gave them credit for. Another possibility is that they were tired of my making off with their SLRs and decided that if I was going to take a thousand pictures of the gorges, rivers, and mudflats around the Kimberley, I’d darn well be using my own camera.
I am a published photojournalist, with work in Perth Suburban Newspapers, Community Newspaper Group, Drum Media, Xpress Magazine, & Kalamunda Community Matters. I have 1 complete photo book, Life on the Lake , available through Blurb books & have another 3 in the works.
I’ve lived behind a lens now for two decades & never leave the house without my camera. I was trained informally in the Kimberly region of Western Australia; starting with landscapes & portraits & now I specialise in Band & Event photography. However, my work also encompasses Fine Art, Commercial Advertising, Portrait/Glamour, Weddings, and Travel photography. I’ll even travel interstate/internationally for any combination of the above. Or for cookies. Cookies are good too.
I’m a Pentax & Nikon user, with a backpack & snoop full of lenses, filters and bits. The only thing more important to me than my camera is my passport…. & my cat….
As for the cat… she’s slightly psychotic, but highly lovable. She doesn’t pose all that often, though my best friend’s cat is not happy without me taking at least 1 shot of him whenever I visit.