HONESTY, INTEGRITY, LOYALTY
Thanks for taking the time to view my work. I was born on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. My family moved to a small country town in NSW so the beach had to wait until school holidays!
Growing up as the youngest of six children this gave me great insight from an early age of how to become a people person. Discovering the vast landscape and childhood freedom that the country allows, made me the person I am today. I first picked up a camera and started clicking away when I was just 8 years old.
Finding my mothers small instamatic camera and photographing everything that took my interest from pets to brothers & sisters to the local sports teams. I began viewing the world in a very curious way. I discovered a whole world of great portraiture, reportage, landscape, still lifes across the pages of National Geographic. I discovered photographing people my favourite.
From the first time I ever stepped into a school darkroom I witnessed the magic of film. I knew this was going to be my life. Winding the clock forward 25 years as a professional photographer I have explored most of the world and been truly blessed with meeting and marrying my soulmate Leigh and together raising our two wonderful boys Maison & Lewis.
I am perhaps best known throughout Australia and abroad for my timeless celebrity portraits. In 2000 we formed production company, SugarLove Pictures. Working between Australia and the USA focusing on Marketing/PR Stills for Film Studios, PR Agents, Magazines and Advertising Agencies. I have been a fully accredited photographer with the AIPP throughout Australia for many years.
Having brought my skills as a photographer to over 50 Feature Films and 35 TV Shows many producers and distribution companies have engaged my services well beyond the stills camera. My ability to dissect a feature film or television series visually from script to screen has contributed to many successful marketing campaigns in the areas of Unit Stills & Specials/Key Art Photography.
Being personally chosen as technical consultant by Nicole Kidman for her portrayal of legendary Photographer, Diane Arbus in US Film, FUR in 2005 was the turning point for my own directing career. Having completed short films including The Warm Up in Los Angeles & Room 101 I turned my attention to my native Australia to film my recent film I.D.
Inspired by the masters of photography from Peter Lindbergh, Annie Leibovitz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Horst P Horst, Lee Miller, Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, I continue my own journey everyday.
If you would like to collaborate together, send me an email or call me direct.