I was born in Mount Barker, and spent my early years on a 3,300 acre wheat & sheep farm in Kendenup,
in the Great Southern of Western Australia, at the foothills of the Stirling Range National Park.
I was schooled at Scotch College in Perth, finishing up at The Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
and Newton Moore Senior High School, after the family sold the farm.
I furthered my education in Bunbury at Edith Cowan University,
studying a Bachelor of Education in Primary teaching, and an Associate Degree of Visual Arts.
In 1997 I took time off to travel around Australia, and backpacked across Europe in 2001.
I currently live in Bunbury with my loving wife Leesa, and we have two beautiful daughters,
Lili Grace & Matilda Rose. We share the house with a very affectionate staffy named Wilma, a
rescue cat named Tink, a budgie named Jake, and a handful of chickens out the back for good measure!
When I am not taking photos I am a Senior Control Room Operator at Worsley Alumina.
Worsley is an Alumina Refinery near the town of Collie,
which uses a 100 year old process to turn red bauxite rock into white alumina powder.
I have been taking photos all of my life,
and I have particularly enjoyed complimenting my travel diaries with photos and film.
A Certificate in Digital Photography has given me the tools to take my photography to the next level,
my strengths being in Portrait and Landscape photography.
My professional aspirations are to build on the foundations set in place for me
to become a well known and respected professional photographer.
I plan to do this by meeting new people to work with,
and to keep discovering wonderful new places to photograph.