About

A love of the natural world and deep concerns about the environmental damage caused by human activity are at the heart of my photographic practice. These themes are motivated by experiences during long distance treks in the Himalayas and the Andes, where I honed my skills shooting landscape and the travel experience. More recently I have investigated internal and external landscapes, from the search for happiness and contentment to fear of the dark and our fraught relationship with the natural environment.

I was born and grew up in Ballarat, Victoria where I studied geology, before moving to Melbourne to work for the Victorian Government. I left the public service in 2012 to travel and study graphic design. In 2016 I completed a Bachelor of Photography.

 

 

Awards

Graduate Award for Creativity and Enterprise, Photography Studies College (2017)
Highly Commended, Capture Magazine: Australia's Top Emerging Photographers (2017)
Silver Distinction (Landscape), Australian Professional Photography Awards (2016)
Finalist, Bowness Photography Prize (2015)
Silver (Landscape), Australian Professional Photography Awards (2015)
Gold (Landscape), Victorian Professional Photography Awards (2015)
Silver (Illustrative), Victorian Professional Photography Awards (2015)

Exhibited

De|Pict, Media House Gallery, Melbourne (2017)
Always/Already, Besser Space, Melbourne (2016)
CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2016)
Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2015)
KA-POW!, Ruffian Gallery, Melbourne (2015)
Obscura Festival Workshop Slideshow, Whiteaways Arcade Gallery, Penang (2015)
Year 1, Testing Grounds, Melbourne (2014)

Previously

Bachelor of Photography, Photography Studies College, 2016
Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design), Shillington College, 2012
Team Leader Geoscience Data & Client Services, Department of Primary Industries, 2011-12
Senior Information Manager, Department of Primary Industries, 2009-11
Geophysics Data Manager, Geological Survey of Victoria, 2001-08
Technical Officer (Geophysics), Geological Survey of Victoria, 1995-2000
Bachelor of Applied Science (Geology), University of Ballarat, 1994