I am a part-time photographer based in Mudgee, NSW, Australia.
I've been taking photos for many years, mainly as a way of documenting my travels around the world. However the demands of my 'real' job meant that at the end of each trip I tended to put the camera away until next time.
In 2000 I spent a year teaching in Japan and spent every weekend with my camera in Kyoto or Osaka. There was so much to photograph! Then in 2005 I joined a photographic study tour of Western China with Shelton Muller. It was here that I really started to get interested in capturing images and exploring what my camera was capable of. I returned home with a new catchphrase: 'Light is everything!'
Another great learning experience was to travel through Bhutan with Alison Wright (a National Geographic photographer). It was interesting to watch how she worked with the local people to produce stunning images.
Since 2006 I have been working as weekend photographer for the Mudgee Guardian. I have enjoyed the challenge of capturing local people, sports and events. My former 'real' job has now gone by the wayside to allow me to devote more time to photography and travel.