My photographic journey started back in the late 1980's when I was at university studying geology, I spent a lot of time out in the field, and it became second nature to have a camera handy, although in those early days, I used it primarily to document structures and patterns in the rocks I was mapping. My first camera was a Zenit, a brick solid 35mm film camera built in the Soviet Union. I used this camera throughout the late 80's and into 90's, before eventually switching to Nikon. About the same time I also bought a Hasselblad 500C medium format film cameras. I still use the Hasselblad today. While I consider myself more of a hobbyist photographer, I did spend a number of years attempting to start a full time career in photography. In the early 2000's while working full time as a geologist, I was trying to build a wedding and events photography business. This was hard work, and led to me working 15 hours a day, 7 days a week and fast loosing my passion for photography. Something had to give.
In 2004, I took a temporary break, both from my geology career and from the photography business. I volunteered as an Australian Antarctic Expeditioner and spent 6 months working in Eastern Antarctica, during which time, I regained my passion both for the outdoors and for photography. When not working, I took every opportunity to explore and photograph the Antarctic landscape . This was a turning point for me, I realised, or, to be honest, I remembered, that my photographic passion had always been intimately tied to the outdoors, and that landscape photography is, for me, a way of escaping the every day pressures of work and life. I knew in that moment that wedding photography just wasn't my thing, and despite spending years building up a business, I have never shot a wedding since.
As a Landscape Photographer, my goal is to capture images that tell a story. A moment frozen in time which invite you to experience the mood and atmosphere of the landscape in that moment.