About

Welcome to my website.

I am a photographer based in Canberra, Australia. Fascinated by photography since I was 10, I have never lost the excitement of exploring the world with a camera. Having spent much of my childhood overseas, I used to equate photography with exotic destinations;  now, though, it’s more about seeing how light can transform even the most mundane subject into something new and intriguing.

I enjoy digital cameras for their immediacy, film for its sharpness and rich tones, plastic or phone cameras for the flaws which can produce happy accidents. A long-term colour addict, I am beginning to explore the subtleties of black and white as well as the fun of slow photography both medium format film and alternative processes. I still dream of travel, but I also enjoy the challenge of finding inspiration close to home.

I write an occasional column called Different Strokes for the Canberra Photographic Society’s online newsletter, Capital Image.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011          Fyshwick (with Barb Smith) – PhotoAccess, Canberra

2003          An Australian in Paris –Alliance Française, Canberra

2002          An Australian in Paris – Australian Embassy, Paris

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (CANBERRA AND DISTRICT)

2012          This Place – Strathnairn Homestead Gallery

2012          Close to Home – ‘The Q’ Exhibition Space, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre

2012          Winter Postcards 2012 — PhotoAccess

2011          Winter Holiday Snaps – A Members’ Postcard Show – PhotoAccess

2011          Canberra in a Matchbox – A Members’Miniature Exhibition – PhotoAccess

2010          Thredbo – PhotoAccess

2010          Diversity is a Nine Letter Word – Strathnairn Homestead Gallery

2010          Holiday Snaps – A Members’ Postcard Show – PhotoAccess

2009          Bundanon – PhotoAccess

2008          10@X – X Gallery, Bungendore

2007          Plastic? Fantastic! – PhotoAccess

2009-12     Out There – Canberra Photographic Society annual exhibition, Watson Arts Centre

2008-12     Hang it Yourself – annual members’ exhibition, PhotoAccess

2007-08     Canberra Photographic Society annual exhibition, Strathnairn Homestead Gallery

2004-12     Access all Areas – The PhotoAccess Members’ Show, PhotoAccess

 

BOOK

2012           Anita’s Place – 100 Schlich St (1960-2009) – a visual memoir of a friend’s former home