My first attraction to photography was through the pages of 1970’s surf magazines. Inspired, I saved for a Pentax SP500 and a cheap 400mm lens and began photographing my friends surfing. I was full of teenage ambition of seeing my pictures on a magazine’s page.
Between the mid-'70s and '80s, there was some limited publishing success. But even more fun and adventure travelling to various surf locations around the world.
Travel opened my photographic soul and encouraged me to better understand my craft. I discovered (and devoured) the images and teachings of Ansel Adams. Practical instruction came via many workshops conducted by contemporary masters of photography. I was also fortunate to receive some mentoring from iconic Australian photographer, David Moore.
For a long time, I would make photographs using only large and medium format cameras.
In 1986 I began my professional career which still has me working for local, national and international clients.