This collection of images explores the relationship between people and their occupation. It shows people engaged in jobs regarded as physically and mentally rewarding. Due to lack of time/money, these workplaces are often areas of intense pressure. This pressure can lead to mental health issues such as - stress, anxiety and depression. These images explore this relationship tension.
All of these images are made using the tintype process, an early photographic technique used mainly in the 1860’s. The images are 8x10” in size, all are framed.
A Dying Feeling
This work has been created over my final year of university. The work was made through the use of medium format and large format cameras. The work is comparing different life experiences, backgrounds and current circumstances, then presenting their view on death. In short there are two ways that this series is looking at death, positive and negative. The images illustrate the two views on these ideas.
The final output of the images are in form of a photo-book.
Portraits of Companions
This is a collection of work that I have created around friends that have influenced and shared time with me. These are images of family members and friends. The photographs are mainly portraits and have been taken on a variety of different mediums.
In 2019 I traveled with a friend of mine to Qatar for a month. I never had a desire to go to this country, however when I was asked, thought why not? Qatar is (currently) the richest country in the world, and is located in the middle east. Upon my arrival I noted that there was a lot of construction (due to the 2022 FIFA world cup).
The main cameras used for this trip were my Canon EOS 1N (w/sigma 35mm f1.4) and a borrowed Rolleiflex f3.5 (thanks Greg).
Los Angeles Travel
This body of work is from my travels to LA. I was travelling by myself and was only in the city for 4 days. My favourite place was Venice beach, I loved the surfy and diverse culture, it brought me back to my hometown in Western Australia.
Australia is my home. I have never lived outside of its waters. Here is a collection of images that show the culture and beauty of this land.
We Don't Dream Anymore
We don’t dream anymore is a collaborative work featuring local Townsville talent, directed by Robert Crispe. The work features seven performances of artists originating within the Townsville region. Robert describes the work as “a daydream of indie rock and ambient electronics, seven artists performing under the glow of a cosmic disco ball”. The final work will be a live music video playlist.
My role within the production was as an On-Set Photographer. Having worked with Robert on another production (in this same role) I was given full creative control over the images.
City in Waiting
The series, City in Waiting begun as a small personal project, and reflects my love for being outside by myself late at night. The personality of the suburbs change at night. It is a time when darkness swallows the detail, punctuated by nothing but harsh streetlight pouring across the pavement. The images depict a city in waiting, still, and quiet for the time being.
These works were created from my travels to BC, Canada. The trip was rewarding and enjoyable, I was able to spend time in a beautiful country. I have many portraits from this trip as I met lots of people whilst I was there. The landscape was lovely, and I enjoyed walking around with my Mamiya RB67 with no plan whatsoever.
BC + LA travel
Presented, are some of my favourite images that I have made in the music scene. I do commissioned work occasionally at concerts and festivals and often leave tired, grumpy and over stressed (due to the crazy hours and constant running around). These images that I create are incredibly important to me, they are of musicians that I appreciate and represent enjoyment in my commissioned work.