Part-time professional (paid work)
Have traditionally shot landscape/nature/wildlife for over 20 years. This has given me a strong eye for composition. More recently I have been working on portrait, fashion, underwater, nude, bodypaint and musician performance photography, currently semi-pro (both paid and trade shoots).
I've worked on music gigs with available light, fashion shoots and building models' portfolios. The compliments of which I am most proud are when the model says how comfortable they were working with me and that they love the photos I produce. Many have said they're quite unique and capture their essence well.
Left to my own creative devices I love exploring some themes regularly: really getting at the heart of the personality of the person in an image (and not just producing an aesthetically pleasing image of an attractive model; by the way, this is true of wildlife photography also), and exploring the boundary between recognition and abstraction. This last theme plays well to nude photography where the body may be represented as landscape, or portions of the body which are ambiguous to identify.
I'm enthusiastic to work with models to build and craft the kinds of images they are after for their portfolios and projects as well.
I also have a strong portfolio of iPhone photography.
My commercial work is shot with Nikon gear. I have a small home studio suitable to portraiture. I can bring studio flash and backgrounds on location and have managed shoots involvine a suspended camera, remote triggering and wifi transfer of data to laptop for checking before proceeding to the next shot. I have also taught workshops for learning the fundamentals of photography - see "Back To Basics - Learn Photography" in Sydney on Meetup.
"Great photographer to work with, highly recommended. I always feel very comfortable working with him, and I love the pictures he takes!" - Model
"These pictures confirm again that you seem to capture my essence (i.e. who I really am) like none of the other photographers I've worked with before" - Model
"Wow! Incredible shots there! Love the effect of the light setup - adds another dimension! So many good shots there, how am I going to decide what to put on the FB page?" - Concert Organiser
"I just looked quickly at the photos as I was racing in and back out again, and OMG - they stopped me in my tracks. Absolutely stunning. You are extremely talented, extremely extremely talented. You captured the moment perfectly - both the actual moments and the subtle subtext, both my husband and I had quite an emotional response to the photographs, they are just stunning." - Makeup Artist
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank-you for the fantastic work you have done. My photos are precious and have captured so many personalities of my children and myself. The time we spent with you was an absolute pleasure and so much fun. Everything was so easy going, relaxed and comfortable. Nothing was a problem. My girls and I thoroughly enjoyed your company and found chatting with you sharing life stories very interesting and insightful. Thank-you again for a fantastic job on my photo shoot. We have the greatest memories and photos anyone can ask for." - Family Portraits
"You have a gift for capturing the mood and atmosphere, which is just so important for live shots." - Musician