My photographic/cinematic background is in documentary film production. I am now specialising in still photography, covering subject areas of nature and landscapes – wilderness, mountains, forests, ocean, desert, rural– wildlife, heritage and sport. Currently I am concentrating on impressionist interpretations of landscape and nature.
2013 Macquarie Photography Prize, Second in Wildlife category,
2013 International Garden Photographer of the Year, Kew Gardens,UK, - Highly Commended
2012 Global Photo Awards. First Place - Still Life Photographer, - Second Place Abstract Photographer
2012 International Wildlife Photographer of the Year – 2 Finalists in categories - Landscape and Creative Visions
2012 International Loupe Awards - Two Bronze Awards in categories: People & Portraits, Science and Nature.
2012 International Garden Photographer of the Year, Kew Gardens, UK. One Highly Commended, category Trees and Forests One Highly Commended and One Finalist, category Fragile Landscapes
2011 International Loupe Awards: Sport category – 2 Bronze Awards; Abstract/Illustrative–2 Bronze Awards; Science and Nature–1 Bronze Award
2011 NSW Parliamentary Plein Air Landscape Photographic Prize, Finalist The Gunner’s Hut
2011 Gardens in Focus Photographic Competition, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Finalist
2010 International Aperture Awards - Silver Award, Portrait; Bronze Award, Landscape; Bronze Award, Sport; Bronze Award, Abstract/Illustrative
2010 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, Natural History Museum London and BBC, Finalist, Creative Visions of Nature
2010 National Photographic Portrait Prize - National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Australia, Finalist
2009 ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year Competition - Runner-up Black and White Section
2009 International Nature Photography Competition – “Asferico” – Italy 9 Finalists in 4 categories
2009 Australia's Top Photographers Awards, Professional photography awardsNominations in two categories, Art and Landscape.
2008 Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Smithsonian Washington Highly Honoured in two categories Art / Nature & Landscape
2008 International Aperture AwardsFive Bronze Awards in categories Landscape, Abstract, Sport.
2007 British Natural History Museum / Shell Photographer of the Year Competition - Highly Commended in Creative Visions of Nature Category
2007 ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year Competition - Runner-up B and W Category, four Highly Commended awards
2006 ANZANG Nature
Photographer of the Year Competition - Landscape Photographer of the Year.
Highly Commended in Black and White Category
Documentary Film Production
As an independent film-maker I produced TV documentaries on wildlife, travel and indigenous cultures. I worked in the areas of cinematography, writing, producing and directing. I have co-produced with broadcasters such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel; BBC; ABC; SBS; Australian commercial channels, ZDF and ORF Germany; NHK Japan.
The documentaries and series, filmed throughout Australia and internationally, include titles, such as Wild Dog Dingo, Flight of the Rhino, Brumby Horse Run Wild, King Koala, Animal Olympians, Search for the Black Tree Kangaroo, The Art of Tracking, Animal Weapons, Wild Desert Pet, Ten Million Wildcats, Atlanta’s Child, Kula Ring of Power, Pelicans of the Ghost Lake and Australia’s Improbable Animals. I have produced over 25 hours of television documentaries, many of them award-winning.
Documentary Film Awards - include:
|Brumby Horse Run Wild||Award for Photography
1990 Australian Cinematographers Society
|King Koala|| US International Film and Video Festival
First Place Gold Camera Award, Documentary
|Flight of the Rhino
||US International Film and Video Festival
First Place Gold Camera Award, Documentary Category
|Ten Million Wildcats
US International Film and Video Festival
Certificate for Creative Excellence, Category Nature and Wildlife
|The Art of Tracking
||Nominee Best Cinematography, Non-feature film
1997 AFI Awards, Australia
|King Koala||International Wildlife Film Festival, Montana
Merit Award for Compelling Story