The devil in Tassie

March. Autumn. I was visiting Tasmania, our southern-most Australian state, for the first time. It was unseasonally warm. The apple isle had been in the grip of an extended hot season. And as always in Australia, the resulting storms and lightning strikes had started many fires. Wide, rolling fires, hard to put out, continuing for… Read More

A little bit of Boyd

Two weeks of bliss – a road trip to the NSW Far South Coast, no plans, no commitments, just a laundry list of National Parks to visit as we worked our way back to Newcastle. The Parks we visited were new to us. Each day our trip yielded shared discoveries, natural delights and stunning landscapes.… Read More

The Cubby House.

A clandestine arrangement…a stranger’s backyard…awaiting “go” for the mission. Sounds like a spy movie or at least a TV series plot, but no – this was the Cadell-Collier family photo shoot. Sisters Simone and Kate decided to surprise their parents with photographs of their children playing in their grandparents backyard. This same backyard was home… Read More

50.

My partner Martin turned 50 this April. We hosted a celebration over 4 days at a rented property in Moonan Brook, NSW, at the western end of the Barrington Tops. Family and friends stayed in the main house, the bunk house, their caravan or tents. We had a birthday feast, campfires, swam in the brook… Read More

Osika & Talisa

Recently I had the privilege of photographing the engagement party of Osika & Talisa. Held at The Depot in Beaumont St. Newcastle, the night was a delight, a true celebration. Osika’s family hails from Tonga whilst Talisa’s family has roots in New Zealand – both families, combined with their friends, rounded out a large and… Read More

The Arboretum.

One of my (new) favourite places in Canberra is the National Arboretum. We visited there in January in the midst of a heat wave. Four days of 40+ degrees celsius temperatures with little respite at night. Yet this didn’t hinder our sightseeing. We visited the War Memorial, Questacon, the National Museum, the National Gallery, the… Read More