My fascination with photography (and all things gadgetry for that matter) started in my early teens during a photography class at school. A child of the film format, I started out with early Kodak point-and-shoot cameras, before obtaining my first SLR – a Pentax MZ-50 (which still has its place on my shelf to this day). Much of my photographic learning was born on the rooftop of an Istanbul backpacker hostel, chatting with fellow travellers about aperture, film speed, depth of field and exposure technique. Over 6 months of travelling in my mid twenties, I experimented widely with the art of photography and photographing everything from scenes in the Saraha Desert, the English countryside, wild Mozambique beaches, and wild animals in the game reserves of South Africa, to the innocent beauty of children of African villages, discipline of Dojos in Japan and street sellers in Thailand. Upon my return to Australia, I started photographing weddings as an amateur and soon discovered my true passion – capturing the emotion of people.
Eventually switching to digital format in 2007, I founded Salt Photography and began photographing sports, soon branching out into the wedding and portraiture arena I had always felt so passionate about.
To me, photography is about capturing a special moment. Freeze-framing emotions we want to remember in years to come. A picture tells a thousand words, and with some imagination, what it can tell knows no bounds.