My principal interest is exploring abstract moments of light, which are everywhere, waiting to catch your eye, suggesting mystery and magic, while being nothing more than pure, ubiquitous reality.
I have a formalist concern for abstract shapes, and composition is central to all my work. In addition to the magic of light, my other interest is portraiture. I only take portraits of people I know because this relationship allows not just an image of a face, but the glimpse of a soul.
Most of my early photography was expedition-based, on 35mm film, with images used in magazines, newspapers and audio-visual productions. I've worked with stills and movie format since 1972 in Australia, UK, France, Nepal, Denmark and Greenland, and now produce higher education and virtual conference videos.
For professional stills and videos, I shoot Nikon full frame digital using studio lighting. But for pleasure, I shoot 'old skool', with available light, fixed lenses, a range of films and traditional formats - 35mm and 120mm - using Nikon F4s and FM2n (with 105mm: the McCurry kit), Olympus OM1, Leica IIIf, Hasselblad 500cm and Pentax 67. They somehow access the timeless image largely without my help.
This site now includes a GUEST gallery of images from pivotal photographers active from the 19th to the 21st centuries. I hope they inspire you.
I'm currently based on Australia's Pacific coast.
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