With camera in Canberra, walking.

I locked in a few solo days leave and headed south west to the nation’s capital. With no plans beyond visiting the National and Portrait galleries, the rest of my trip was an open book. This big-sky-country is changing; hipster cafes, bespoke boutiques, gelato bars and microbreweries abound. But some things remain the same andContinue reading “With camera in Canberra, walking.”

The devil in Tassie

Autumn. I was visiting Tasmania for the first time. It was unseasonally warm. The apple isle had been in the grip of an extended hot season. As always in Australia, the resulting storms and lightning strikes had started many fires. Wide, rolling fires, hard to extinguish, continuing for weeks with the ongoing heat. Steady fires,Continue reading “The devil in Tassie”

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 up the coast. Each day our trip yielded shared discoveries, natural delights and stunning landscapes. It was just what we needed, reconnectionContinue reading “A little bit of Boyd”

The Cubby House.

Sisters Simone and Kate decided to surprise their parents with photographs of their children playing in their grandparents backyard. This same backyard was home to an enormous and sturdy jacaranda tree which encased the kids cubby-house, clearly well-loved and often played in by visiting grandchildren. The photo shoot time and date was set. The grandparentsContinue reading “The Cubby House.”

He’s 50.

My partner Martin turned 50. 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 and walkedContinue reading “He’s 50.”

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 andContinue reading “Osika & Talisa”

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, theContinue reading “The Arboretum.”

The Hitchcock sisters.

I love family photo shoots. Perhaps I’ve been lucky, but the families I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with have been a joy to photograph. The Hitchcock family was no exception. Three sisters and their Mum on a Autumnal afternoon at Bar Beach, Newcastle. Warm, no crowds, softening light and a beautiful coastal location.Continue reading “The Hitchcock sisters.”