About me

I’m a photographer. Heck, you already knew that!

Here’s some things you (maybe) don’t know about me….

I’ve studied Art History, Aboriginal Studies, Photography and Communications – in that order.

I’m passionate about reproducing artworks and representing artist’s work with integrity and continue to run workshops and skills development for emerging and mid-career artists and arts organisations including Curtin BFA graduating students.

I haven’t been counting, but I know that I’ve photographed at least tens of thousands of artworks including paintings, works on paper (framed and unframed), multi media works and objects made of glass, metal, wood, ceramics, pop sticks, human hair, echidna quills, infectious diseases and anything else you can think of. I have shot the backs of paintings, cracks in paintings, used UV light to shoot under paintings and more than once, shot sound only artworks (nice speakers!).

I’m a certified Artwork Handler, trained by the Conservation Team at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and have safely moved thousands of artworks there over the last 10 years. My training is constantly updated as a regular handler and photographer of the State Art Collection where I work with installation, registration, curatorial, conservation and marketing teams – balancing the safety of artworks and people with outcomes of reproduction and archive.

I’ve taught as a sessional lecturer in Studio Practice at ECU as part of the Photomedia degree.

In Perth, I stay in a 1968 caravan, fondly known as the Lemon Delicious, in a backyard in South Fremantle. Other times, you’ll find me in my home office in Denmark on the South Coast, where I do all my pre-shoot and post-production work as well as all my business meetings over Facetime, where I may or may not be wearing pants. I got sick of people saying ‘you should start a podcast!’. So I started a podcast.  It’s called Soul Traders.

I’ve found the best outcomes for projects have been collaborative. I take your best ideas, add them to mine and together, we come up with something we’re both really proud of.

I nearly always shoot a portrait of the artist before I leave their studio (sometimes after a lot of coaxing!)

My favourite lap pool is Greens Pool – if you follow my Instagram account, you can watch this incredible bit of coastline change throughout the seasons as I swim all year round from there, through to Elephant Rocks and beyond.