I was born in Wollongong, Australia in 1973 and grew up spending summers on the beach and always in the water which has heavily influenced my photography, often photographing people in the water and around the coastline.

 

My father gave me my first camera when I was in high school. He bought me a second hand 35mm Mamiya because he had one and we could share the lenses that he’d bought over the years as an enthusiastic amateur. My interest in photography was born thanks to my father.

 

After shooting my first nude in 2004 a goal of mine was to one day have a photography exhibition of my work, but that idea was left languishing in the “one day” pile until I was challenged by a friend to set a date. I gave myself a year. Less than a year later, on February 1st 2011, “Shrouded” opened to the public.

 

I continue to photograph the people I meet and use them to express the ideas and moods that I have in my artistic photography.