BIOGRAPHY

My day-to-day work is as a lawyer, but from a young age I have always been interested in art and the arts. Piano studies and choir singing led to the pipe organ.   I am now the Cathedral Organist at St. James Cathedral Townsville.  I am a Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, which in July 2015 celebrated its 25th anniversary.   

What started as travel photography has gradually developed into a passion, principally with landscape, cycling and street photography.   My teachers are in New Zealand - Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford of the Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography.   They have been inspirational and become delightful friends. Over many years I have enjoyed annual trips to the South Island and more recently to Japan.    In July 2018 I travelled with them to northern India, Kasmir and Ladakh.

I am an enthusiast member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers.   

In 2015 I combined my love of music and photography.   My first exhibition, a collaboration with Gai Copeman and Gerald Soworka entitled ‘Artists imaging Artists’ occurred at Umbrella Studio Townsville in July/August 2015. We celebrated the musical life. 

In March 2017 I travelled to New Zealand to undertake, as a volunteer, a photography commission for 'Smiling for Smiddy' - a long distance cycle ride from Christchurch to Queenstown raising funds for cancer research.   In late August 2017 I repeated that process for a long distance ride from Townsville to Brisbane and in 2018 the same ride but from Brisbane to Townsville.   I undertake the same role the MS Society “Moonlight Walk” in October each year. I also assist the Banish the Black Dog ride over Townsville - Burdekin and return.

I use Canon equipment; currently the EOS 7DII, EOS 5DIV and EOS 5DSr and a range of Canon, Sigma and Zeiss lenses.    Sometimes I dabble with film, using a WWII era Leica film camera, a Polaroid 110A Land camera and a Leica R8.