In 2014 after spending more than 30 years working in the Camera Department I made the move into Production Still Photography satisfying a long-held desire to once again make the single image my primary focus.
Prior to joining the Film Industry, I worked for four years as a Still Photographers assistant, so I've travelled the full 360 degrees.
This history places me in a unique position. I am the only Unit Still Photographer within Australia to have had that experience.
I have formed many invaluable working relationships that only come from working within that nucleus for so long.
Not only with camera, but with those other departments that can make or break a Stills Photographer on set,
Grips, Electrics, AD's, Art Department and of course the Costume, Hair and Make-up teams.
Often times the Unit Still Photographer depends on the help of other departments to achieve a particular shot.
With speed being the essence I know I know I can rely on that assistance from the crew without hesitation thanks to the friendships formed over my years on set.
My aim as a Production Stills Photographer is to tell the story of the scene through a single image. Achieving the results with as little disturbance as possible to the actors, crew or the flow of the day's work.
My photography has been purchased by buyers throughout Australia, AND the U.S.
My work has hung in Panavision Australasia and their head office in Los Angeles.
Presently I am preparing volume one of a two-volume set 'Observations' based on my behind the scenes images shot over the last thirty years on set.
Many images contained in the books are available to view on this site, click on the link below
In "The Shadow Catchers" Author Martha Ansara's book celebrating the history of the ACS and Cinematography in Australia the number of my images included was second only to that of The Australian Film and Sound Archive.