Artist Statement

I am a formally qualified photographer trained at the The Central Institute of Technology.  I began photography as a profession in 2010 after a 20 year career in the tennis coaching industry.

I work with both film and digital medium, and video. Analogue photography gives me artistic pleasure and also a point of difference in the highly saturated digital photography era.

I have been selected for several group exhibitions, conducted 4 solo exhibitions and have been recognised through several awards from well respected photography organisations such as Perth Centre for Photography, Queensland Centre for Photography and the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.

My present body of work has been conducted 100% on film using an old canon eos50 and a medium format camera Contax 645. The project explores the unique car culture on the marine parade coastal strip between Fremantle and Cottesloe in Western Australia and can be see at www.coolcarphotography.com. In 2010 i was awarded top 10 Emerging Documentary Photographer by Capture Magazine for this project.

Previous projects have included a landscape photography project based in the Stirling Ranges National Park called  ‘The Stirlings – Above and Beyond’. The project was part funded by Country Arts WA, and involved a 12 month mentorship with highly credentialed photographer Tony Hewitt (recently awarded AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year).


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Group Exhibitions

2017  'PLC Farm to Fork'
2017  'Artex', East Fremantle
2015  'Unseen', Head on Photography Festival (selected for)
2013   ‘Collectives’, Perth Centre for Photography (selected for)
2012   Uncover Awards, Perth Centre for Contemporary Photography
2011   Kodak Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Australia
2011   The York Society Photography Awards, Sandlewood Gallery, York, Australia
2011   CLIP Awards, The Perth Centre for Photography, Brisbine St, Perth, Australia

Solo Exhibitions

2014  October - The Stirlings - Above & Beyond", Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA
2014  April - 'Somewhere You'd Rather Be' - ColourFest 2014, City of South Perth
2012   Colours of The Southwest - Landscape Photography - Emu Point Cafe, Albany WA
2012   50 Unknown - FotoFreo, Street Photography Exhibition - Fidels Cafe, Fremantle WA

Awards and Prizes

2019 Finalist, Clip Awards, Perth Centre for Photography
2019  Australias Top Emerging Photographers, Highly Commended, Capture Magazine
2017  Australias Top 10 Emerging Photographers, Capture Magazine
2017  Finalist, Head on Landscape Prize
2016  Finalist, Clip Awards, Perth Centre for Photography
2016  Finalist, Moran Contemporary Photography Prize
2015  Finalist, Head on Landscape Prize
2014 3 x Silver Awards at the APPAS, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2014 2 x Silver Awards and 1 x Sliver Distinction, WAPPA, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2013 Winner, Best Local Artist Award, City of South Perth Emerging Artist Prize
2013 Finalist, Young Blood Competition, Queensland Centre for Photography
2012 Finalist, Uncover Awards, Perth Centre for Contemporary Photography
2011   Finalist, CLIP AWARDS, Perth Centre of Photography
2011 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
2011   Highly Commended, The York Society Photographic Awards
2011   Silver Distinction, WAPPA, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2010 2nd Place, Central Institute of Technology, Students Award
2010 Winner, My Place WA, The West Australian
2010 Better Photography, Photograph of the Year

Education

2010Certificate 1V Photoimaging, Central Institute of Technology
1998Bachelor of Social Sciences (Sports Management), Edith Cowan University

Past & Present Commercial Clients

Shire of East Pilbara, Walk Into Luxury, Perth Business Network, Small Business Lounge, Real Force Pty Ltd, Landcorp WA, City Of Albany, WA Football Commission Inc, Scoop Magazine Traveller, KG Photography, BDO Australia Perth, The Nikko Bali Resort, Wealth Advantage, GT Tennis, Village Bar & Restaurant, MR Property Group,  Perth Festival, Live Play Create, Verve Energy

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