What elevates something ordinary into something visually extraordinary?
As a photographer and photographic artist, I am passionate about sharing the beauty I observe in the natural world.
I try to capture what is beautiful to me about the subject. This could be its form, colour, texture, pattern or the mood created by light and shade. These design elements feature strongly in my art, no doubt due to my education in graphic design.
And my professional background as an Art Director has taught me that storytelling though powerful images is vital. So are carefully considered compositions. And attention to detail. These qualities are also what I aim for with my photography. I like to create a timeless mood and atmospheric energy in my work. And to me, that is what can elevate something ordinary into something visually extraordinary.
I hope to encourage the viewer to see or feel something they may not have noticed before in nature.
Over the last few years, I’ve received recognition across several categories from national and international photography awards competitions. These include the International Photography Awards (IPA), the Australian Photography Awards (APA) and the International Color Awards where I won first place in the wildlife category. At Australasia’s Top Emerging Photography Awards, my portfolios were judged Top 10 in the Art Category (2020 and 2021) and Top 20 in the Landscape category.
I was born and educated in Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Communication from Monash University. I am a Melbourne-based creative and self taught photographic artist.
And, at the end of the day, I just love taking, and making beautiful pictures.