Hi thanks for dropping by. For the past 25 years I've been fortunate enough to follow my passion - fine art landscape photography.
Driven by my desire to showcase the beauty of the landscape, I spend many months of every year creating new photographs for upcoming limited and open edition prints and book projects.
I first fell in love with photography at the age of 13. I borrowed my dad's old Minolta XG-9 film camera to practice photographing birds. Since I was nine I enjoyed birdwatching and bird banding.
Banded Stilts breeding on Lake Torrens, March 2012.
My passion for photography continued through to university. But this time I had the sport bug. I was competing in triathlon for a bit of fun and soon found myself taking my camera to any events I wasn't competing in. Before long I was travelling across to Hawaii each year for the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon and selling my photos to local magazines.
Competing in the Australian Championships in Geelong 1995.
I built up a sizeable portfolio of sports photographs - enough to catch the eye of Australia's leading sports photography agency, Sport the Library. I was soon hired as one of their staff photographers in October 1998. The company were the official photographers to the Australian Olympic Team. With Sydney 2000 just a few years away, I was constantly travelling around the country to cover the build up to the Olympics. I covered many of the test events a year before the Olympics. I was one of the first to see a prototype of the Olympic Torch. I photographed the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games as well as many other events. I had the time of my life.
Holding the Olympic Torch, the first day of the torch relay, Uluru June 2000.
Lance Armstrong, Sydney 2000 Olympics.
But it was time to move on. In 2003 we started a family and my experience in photographing outdoors transferred well into photographing families in the local parks and at the local beaches. I built the business from the ground up. Initially from my family room, then converting the whole house into a business.
Initially photographing families, we then moved into photographing dogs. My business became known as the place to have your dogs photographed. We published charity books to help drive business and in 11 years we donated over $100,000 to various charities needy of support.
I eventually sold the business in 2014.
WOOF! 4 - one of the many charity books we published.
But my passion has always been photographing the breathtaking Australian landscape. As a kid I loved looking through books on Australia's National Parks.
In 1997, I did my first serious landscape shoot, walking the Overland Track in Tasmania. Inspired by the likes of Ken Duncan and Peter Lik, I pursued my landscape photography at every opportunity. Borrowing then eventually buying my own panoramic film camera, I was obsessed with capturing the beauty of the Australia landscape in the best way possible. The large 6x17cms produced far superior prints to the 35mm counterpart.
Dead Pencil Pines on the Overland Track, 1997.
In 2009 I published my first landscape books on Cradle Mountain, The Milford Track and the Routeburn Tracks in New Zealand.
In 2018, I fulfilled my dream of having my own gallery, opening in Main Street, Mornington, Victoria.
For the past 25 years, I've had the privilege to call the Australian wilderness my office. For me, there’s nothing more exhilarating than being surrounded by this serenity. Whether it be standing on top of a mountain, or wandering along an ancient dry creek bed, my heart and soul always feels at home amongst these landscapes.
My drive is to showcase the immense beauty and variety of Australia by bringing his art into every home and office. In doing so, I hope to highlight the importance of protecting what we are so lucky to call our home ... and for my artwork to bring people together; to get them talking to one another, challenging their visual perceptions and levels of interpretation, on a deeper and more spiritual level.
A short video on my hometown.
A longer video on my career so far (2 hours).
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
I love teaching photography. I love sharing my knowledge with others. So I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to get out and about into these fantastic landscapes to teach my signature workshops.
Since 2005, I have passionately taught thousands of keen photographers like yourself the art of landscape photography. Each year I carefully hand-pick a select number of exotic locations to take participants.
CLICK HEREto view these locations and book a workshop.
To view additional images or to discuss creative collaborations, commercial licensing or other engagements, please contact me directly on 0490 055 697 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
I've entered a few photographic competitions in my time and been fortunate enough to come away with a few awards - over 200 in fact, more recently...
Nature & Aerial Photographer of the Year, New York 2019.
1st Place, PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (FINE ART AWARDS)
1st Place, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (IPA)
1st Place, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (IPA)
1st Place, AERIAL CATEGORY (OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR)
1996 World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Hawaii, USA 1997 WTC Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Hawaii, USA 1997 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Championships, Perth, Australia 1997 Australian Ironman Triathlon, New South Wales, Australia 1998 Victorian Racing Club (VRC) Melbourne Cup, Australia 1998 FINA Swimming World Championships, Perth, Australia 1998 Australian Ironman Triathlon, New South Wales, Australia 1999 VRC Melbourne Cup, Australia 1999 Australian Ironman Triathlon, New South Wales, Australia 2000 International Olympic Committee Sydney Olympics, Australia 2000 International Paralympic Committee Sydney Paralympics, Australia 2000 Australian Tennis Open, Melbourne, Australia 2000 VRC Melbourne Cup, Australia 2000 Australian Ironman Triathlon, New South Wales, Australia 2001 Official Athletics Australia Photographer, IAAF Athletics World Championships, Edmonton, Canada 2001 Official Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Photographer, East Asian Games, Osaka, Japan 2001 Australian Tennis Open, Melbourne, Australia 2001 National Rugby League (NRL) Grand Final, Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia 2001 Official Photographer, National Basketball League (NBL) Grand Final, Australia 2001 WTC Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Hawaii, USA 2001 ITU World Triathlon Championships, Perth, Australia 2001 Australian Ironman Triathlon, New South Wales, Australia 2003 Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Australian Photographer of the Year Awards – 4 Silver Awards 2004 AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year Awards – 1 Silver Award 2004 UCI World Track Cycling Championships, Melbourne, Australia 2005 AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year Awards – 2 Silver Awards 2005 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, Highly Commended 2006 AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year Awards – 4 Silver Awards 2006 Highest scoring Portrait Print, AIPP Victorian Photographer of the Year Awards (VPPY) 2006 Publisher of the ‘Kids of Bayside’ Book 2007 Highest scoring print by a Member, AIPP Victorian Photographer of the Year Awards (VPPY) 2007 Official Panoramic Photographer, AFL Grand Final, Melbourne, Australia 2007 Publisher of the ‘Kids of Bayside’ Book 2008 Keynote Speaker, AIPP Hair of the Dog, Brisbane, Australia 2008 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) judge 2008 AIPP Western Australia Professional Photography Awards (WAPPA) judge 2008 AIPP Fuji Breakaway Keynote Speaker, Victoria, Australia 2008 Publisher of the ‘Kids of Bayside’ Book 2009 AIPP Tasmania Photography Awards (TPPY) judge 2009 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) judge 2009 Publisher ‘WOOF!’ 2010 Publisher of the ‘Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park’ book 2010 Publisher of the ‘Routeburn Track’ book 2010 Publisher of the ‘Milford Track’ book 2010 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) judge 2010 AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY) judge 2010 Highest Scoring print by an Associate, AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY) 2010 Runner Up in the Landscape Category, AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY) 2010 Runner Up in the Illustrative Category, AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY) 2010 Highest Scoring Print in the Illustrative Category, AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY) 2010 Publisher ‘WOOF!2 Paws & All’ 2010 International Judge, Epson Pano Awards 2010 AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year Awards – 2 Silver Distinc- tions, 1 Silver Award 2010 International Judge, Landscape 500 competition 2011 AIPP NSW Professional Photography Awards judge 2011 AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY) judge 2011 AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards – 7 silver awards 2011 Runner Up ‘Travel’ Category, AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards 2012 International Aperture Awards judge 2012 Publisher ‘WOOF!4 Dogs Galore’ 2012 Publisher ‘WOOF!5 Ruff n’ Ready’ 2012 Publisher ‘Generations – Their Story’ 2012 International Finalist Judge, Medium Format Art Awards 2012 International Judge, Epson Pano Awards 2012 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) judge 2013 Publisher ‘WOOF!6 Sit, Stay, Roll Over!’ 2013 International Judge, Epson Pano Awards 2013 International Finalist Judge, Medium Format Art Awards 2013 AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards - 4 Silver Awards, 1 Silver with Distinction 2013 AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards (VPPY) judge 2013 AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year Awards – 2 Silver with Distinction Awards and 2 Silver Awards 2013 Awarded AIPP Master of Photography 2013 International Loupe Awards Judge 2013 International Photography Awards – 4 Honorable Mentions 2013 Capture Magazine Annual – Landscapes 2013 International Loupe Awards – 1 Silver Award and 2 Bronze Awards 2013 International Loupe Awards – 2nd Place, Landscapes, Open Competition 2013 Sixth Sinar Mas Print Awards – Silver Award, ‘WOOF!4 Dogs Galore’ 2013 One Eyeland Awards – 1 Bronze Award, Landscapes and Finalist, Fine Art 2014 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Runner-up 2014 International Landscape Photograph of the Year Runner-up 2014 Victorian Professional Photography Awards – Gold Award, 3 Silver Awards 2014 International Photography Awards – Honourable Mention 2015 Epson Pano Awards - 2 Silver Awards, 5 Bronze Awards 2015 ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year - Landscape finalist 2015 Published ‘My TOP 10 Favourite Images and the stories behind them’ eBook 2015 Published ‘Workshop Notes’ eBook 2016 Epson Pano Awards - 4 Silver Awards, 3 Bronze Awards 2017 Epson Pano Awards - 3 Silver Awards, 9 Bronze Awards 2017 Keynote Speaker, VAPS Annual Conference, Frankston, Victoria 2018 International Photography Awards - 2nd Place, Aerial Category 2018 International Landscape Photographer of the Year - Two images in Top 101 2018 Outdoor Photographer of the Year - Winner, 'View from Above' Category 2018 Epson Pano Awards - Second Place, Carolyn Mitcham Award. 2018 Epson Pano Awards - 3 Silver Awards, 6 Bronze Awards 2018 Bright Festival of Photography - Keynote Presenter and Workshop Leader 2019 Published 'Mornington Peninsula' book 2019 International Photography Awards - 1st Place, Aerial Category 2019 International Photography Awards - Winner, Nature Category 2019 Bright Festival of Photography - Keynote Presenter and Workshop Leader 2019 Australian Photography Awards - 3 Honourable Mentions, Aerial Category 2019 'Birdman' - feature artwork, Art & About Sydney 2019 Black & White Spider Awards - 2nd Place, Nature Category & 2 Honourable Mentions, 4 Nominations 2019 Epson Pano Awards - 1 Gold Award, 3 Silver Awards, 6 Bronze Awards 2019 Focus Awards - 5 Silver Awards 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year - Three images in Top 101 2020 Fine Art Awards - 1st Place, Panoramic Category & 3rd Place, Abstract
2021 International Photography Awards - 1st Place, Aerial Category