Taking photos took me by way of it’s vector for exploration & the endless potential to re-evaluate what I once considered the mundane.
I started playing with cameras in 2009 after an injury had me scrambling for things to consume my time that weren’t physical. When a friend suggested I kill the injury-induced boredom with his camera I didn’t think of it as anything other than to pass a few hours by shooting the surf I was missing. That experience had me dumping my piggy bank the following day. I was soon whiling away my evening hours, crawling through old Nat Geos and the works of documentary photographers I found in there.
Half-way through the year I bought my camera, dropped out of Uni, skipped out on work and thanks to my freedom, mentors, privilege and my friends I was able to invest the time it took to get me where I wanted to be, doing what I wanted to be doing..
My commercial experience started shooting events (something I loathed for the most part) but the pain pushed me to greener pastures of weddings, editorial, EPK, product and sport. All of which led me towards my main line of work: editorial & catalogues. Nowadays I split my time between shooting photos to make stuff sell, and building, running & marketing tools to sell said stuff. Only time will tell if my move towards web was a result of me never being able to make a photo website that I liked, but most of me already thinks so.
To get the basics out of the way, I’m an Australian photographer born in Newcastle in 89 residing in South East Queensland for the parts I can remember. I spent most of 2012-2016 overseas, shooting downhill skateboarding – usually with Landyachtz, for whom I was staff photographer. Brisbane has always been my base but in 2019 I moved to Vancouver, Canada to run E-Com for Landyachtz. I’m stranded here, thanks to Covid, but maybe one day I’ll be working in Australia once again.
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