My photography really started in 1974 with study at the Royal
Melbourne Institute of Technology, as it was known then, pursuing the technical
photography course and gaining a Diploma of Applied Science in Photographic
Technology. After qualifying, I stayed in Melbourne for a few years, working
at the Royal Children's Hospital, University of Melbourne and then into a
commercial studio. It was then to Mildura where the rest has happened.
The Studio was started in June of
1982 and throughout those years, have encountered many
different challenges. In 1984, the largest roller
transport print processor in North West Victoria along with transparency film
processing was introduced ... both of which do not operate any more because of the change in
technology, and also because those days, the focus was on advertising and
tourism. But the studio was very orientated to Family Portraiture and along those
lines of personal portraiture including High Fashion Glamour.
although still doing photography of families and other portraiture, I changed direction for a while to pursue moving
pictures, a dream that I had had for a long long time. Through video I was
able to travel extensively and see technology of an era of the past and pursue
the questions that were always on my mind - how did it take so long to get to
where we are today.
Through this pursuit, a very extensive library of video
programs of over 60 were created show casing some of the most interesting and
rare items that are in Australia as well as New Zealand. You can see these
programs in the Heritage Video Range.
2006 I swung back into photography full burst and although the studio is based in Mildura, most of my year
was spent on the road doing what I love best. Travelling and photographing
children. This has happened through the Pride of the Nation fundraiser for
the Bonnie Babes Foundation. Children truly are our future and it amazes me how much warmth
they have. I feel that I am privileged to be asked by so many to
photograph their children and equally, to be invited into your home where I can
create some of the most exquisite, exclusive photography I feel that people will ever have the
opportunity to possess.
In doing so, it continues to light my passion for creating
this imagery and I look forward to the next day when I can pick up the camera to
capture the sweetness, the naughtiness - the spirit of a child.
it isn't just with children! Anyone and everyone. From birth,
first communion, debutante, engagements, wedding, family or one of our special
portrait sessions, you will love what can be done for you.
that my association with Pride of the Nation has finished, more interesting and
challenging ventures now await. Some will involve travel but mostly, it is
with portraiture here in Mildura ... but there will still be lots happening out
there across Australia.
So please enjoy what I share with you
here online and I hope
that you will choose to allow me to create some of the most magical images of
your family, your children, or maybe you, that you are ever likely to own.
I look forward to helping you have what you
would love to own in