One Small Step…

Jordan…..imaginative, bright, a big dreamer. This shoot was the most fun I have had in ages! There were so many costume changes and he truly embodied each character with such conviction that it was easy to be caught up in the magic of it all. My inner child was having a ball!

This one was my favourite and I think it was Jordan’s too. His dream of becoming an astronaut is so firmly set in his mind that he has even investigated everything that he needs to do to get there. But who knows….another costume change and another dream. Why be limited to just one?


This is another image that was shot for the ‘1-10’ exhibition last year. Heidi was very comfortable in front of the camera and loved playing up for each shot. I really wanted to capture a moment where she wasn’t actually aware of the camera, to find a moment of stillness, softness and vulnerability.

I actually love this image and find myself staring at it quite often. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was that intrigued me so much about Heidi until my mother, upon seeing it in print, asked if it was an old photo of me!

I kept the image hidden from Heidi’s mother until the opening of the exhibition. I wanted it to be a surprise and for her to see it at its best, and when she saw it on the wall, she actually cried. That is enough to give anyone a warm fuzzy feeling.

Boom Boom…

Boom Crash Opera are an Australian rock band that have been creating music since the ’80’s. This is their latest press photo that I shot a few months ago in a friends tiny lounge room (Thanks Christian & Ellen!).

It was a tight squeeze with 5 band members, the 2 residents of the house, 2 assistants and myself, not to mention all of the photographic equipment, in a space approx. 3x4m. Oh, and that fabulous couch!

I remember going to see them perform in the 80’s and 90’s (letting my age slip here!) so many times, so I was pretty excited to be given the opportunity to photograph them to promote their upcoming gigs.

Nate, age 5…

This image of Nate was shot specifically for a group exhibition last year. Entitled “1 to 10”, the exhibition involved 10 photographers covering the ages 1 through 10. I was given age 5. I didn’t know Nate at all when I took this image, which can be a little challenging when they are as shy as he was. Once I had him talking about star wars, though (he likes the baddies best), he started to become a little more relaxed and I ended up with an interesting shot.

Lighting – one flash head shot through a large square soft box, right of camera at 45 degree angle.

Death Row…

One of my favourite images for many reasons, this little photographic montage was created for a visual communication class in early 2012. The process of creating this image really helped my mind to open up to the possibilities of using photography as an artistic medium. It was the moment where I realised that I could actually use photography to construct externally that which was fertilised within my imagination, as opposed to just capturing something that was seen or already there. I had finally found the means with  which to express and make sense of the internal. Oh happy days! And it was the first image that I actually sold in a gallery.


NUN is an image that I created for my first group exhibition, MIMIC, in 2010. The exhibition brief was to create an image that was inspired by another artist, a piece of music or poetry. It was a fairly broad brief, which is always helpful when you have 15 other photographers involved!

Even though I was fairly new to photography at the time, I had discovered the incredible work of photographer/digital artist, Oleg Dou. So, with the surrealist images of his nuns firmly in mind, this was the end result.

“Veneer”…..a project

I have finally begun my graduation project for my photography studies. I have spent countless hours scouring op/thrift shops and market stalls for my props and costumes and now possess a mountain of all things pertaining to domestic bliss circa 1972!

I have created a fictional family with all of their idiosyncrasies, secrets, desires and fears. Over the next few months I hope to bring this family to life within a series of images that reveal the hidden, the unseen, within their lives.

I hope you enjoy this little preview… first attempt in what will be a long and exciting journey.

Theresa…a real hot bitch!

Teleesheah Sunrize (aka Theresa), Head Bitch Mistress of The Real Hot Bitches 80s dance troupe. Recruited into the troupe 5 years ago when spotted wearing full body lycra on the tram. Its been lycra love ever since. Her dance motto: if you don’t wake up bruised you didn’t dance hard enough!