I have always been passionate about photography! I was trained in the art and science of photography and darkroom techniques at an early age by my father, an exacting enthusiast. Since then I have rarely been without a camera in my hand, living my ‘life through a lens’ as I look for the angles and points of interest in every scene. Born in Tanzania, and having lived in many countries, I am fortunate to have travelled widely, from the Antarctic to the Arctic, often in the company of professional photographers, including Mark Carwardine (wildlife photographer and BBC presenter), Joe Cornish and Chris Coe.
I am interested in all aspects of photography, and in a diverse array of subjects, from landscapes (and seascapes and cityscapes!) to wildlife and sports photography. Taking inspiration from the breathtaking beauty of the natural world that surrounds us, I am particularly fascinated by texture and movement, which I explore with macro and abstract photography, and with experimental in-camera and ‘lightroom’ techniques.
Although a veterinary surgeon by training, a move to part-time work in recent years has allowed me to revisit my creative side, exploring a variety of different artistic media. In the last few years I have also worked as a freelance photographer and writer, covering arts events for Scenestr.com.au, a popular culture and entertainment media outlet. I am a member of The Slab Hut Gallery in Samford; my photographs now hang in private homes and public offices in Australia and overseas.
Awards and Exhibitions
First place in the Nobivac Human-Animal Bond photo competition in 2013
Finalist in the ‘Saved’ International Photography competition, World Parks Congress 2014, Sydney
Reserve Champion Trophy in photography, Samford Show 2015
Winner of the Henry Schein / ProVet calendar competition in 2015
2015 & 2016 Art with Altitude exhibition held at Mount Glorious Community Hall.