How did you get your start?
I was really drawn to photography but, did not know how to get a foot in the door. So, after college I called around studios in Sydney and offered to work for free to get experience. A studio took me on, and they had 4 photographers in different disciplines, Fashion, Still life and Advertising. So, it was a wonderful way to get a broad view of techniques and play with lighting and camera formats from 35mm film to 8x10.
I would assist for free in the day and then worked as a waiter at night to build my book. Eventually I left for Paris and assisted for free again and work nights to improve my French and make contacts.
It was an adventure, and I was so motivated that it gave me the fundamentals of photography and a solid work ethic.
Could you speak about your style and process?
I like bringing a sense of relaxed and effortless style to my images. So, the viewer can imagine themselves being in that setting and having a similar experience. I am really drawn to bright, vibrant colors that help convey a sense of exotic escapism. I enjoy playing with composition and scale to draw in the viewer and create a dynamic story. It is all about seeing the world around you and enjoying the process.