My day-to-day work is as a barrister, mediator and arbitrator, 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 several years I have enjoyed annual trips to the South Island and more recently to Japan. In 2018 I am travelling with them to northern India.
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.
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. I also assist the Banish the Black Dog ride 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 a 1950's Leica film camera, a Polaroid 110A Land camera and a Leice R8.