Burning Man – the article

Elena dances at dawn near The Pier Group's sculpture Embrace.

This is the unedited version of a feature commissioned by News Corp Australia, published in the Sunday Herald Sun on October 12, 2014. What is Burning Man? Well, if you haven’t been, I can almost guarantee it’s not what you think. It’s as individual as the 65,922 people who this … Continued

The eyes have it

Street portrait of John in Melbourne's CBD.  Click here to read the story behind this image

Photography is as much about approaching strangers as it is about image making. When John passed by on a bustling city street in Melbourne there was no way I was letting him out of my sight without at least asking for a quick portrait. To his credit, he happily obliged, … Continued

Lights, camera, action

Melbourne Rebel and Western Force players are oblivious to a spectacular sunset during round one of the 2013 Super Rugby season at Melbourne's AAMI Park.

Melburnians are fond of saying they live in the sporting capital of Australia, if not the world. I doubt there’s any statistical analysis behind this claim, but there’s certainly a hell-of-a-lot going on at pretty much all times of the year. Since relocating from Canberra in mid 2012 I’ve been … Continued

A most Merry death

Big wheel wipeout at the Meredith Music Festival, Australia.
Click here to read my blog entry and see more images from this event.

For Victorians, Meredith Music Festival is an institution. Actually, it’s more than that. It’s a right of passage, an initiation ceremony and an annual pilgrimage all rolled in to one. Held each December near the town of Meredith in country Victoria, the event is a music and arts festival that … Continued

Pretty enough in Pink

My portrait of pop star Pink, shot in particularly trying circumstances

If you’ve managed to rebrand a colour, then you must be pretty famous. Last Thursday I had to make a portrait of pop star Pink, who even I know is kind of a big deal. Perhaps not in my music world, but album sales of more than 45 million commands … Continued

Some time in the Sun

Melbourne Paralympian Katy Parrish

Since moving to Melbourne a couple of months ago I have been working as a casual photographer at The Herald Sun, Australia’s most read newspaper. Although I am quite a chilled out personĀ – this means I am employed on a part time basis – not going about my work with … Continued

Burma – part I

Aung San Suu Kyi leaves NLD headquarters in Yangon. It just seemed natural to join the media scrum.

Aung San Suu Kyi has come to symbolise the struggle of the whole Burmese nation to achieve unity and freedom. In 1996 I watched incredible footage of the pro-democracy leader striding through the streets of Yangon for the first time in 15 years, thronged by supporters, and I became fascinated … Continued

Curtain call in capitalia

Brindabella sunset, Canberra.

Next week I’m leaving the nation’s capital and moving to Melbourne, and it’s not just because of the coffee. I left Victoria in mid 2009 for a position at the NT News in Darwin, my first as a full-time photographer, and I’ve been gradually working my way south ever since. … Continued

Chlorinated couture

Sally, Alicia, Angie and Belinda.

The London Olympics are only weeks away and many of our athletes have already departed to finish their preparation in the European summer. Every four years Aussie fans develop a sudden passion for sports like shooting, badminton and taekwondo, but there is always more than a fleeting interest in swimming. … Continued

The year peaks at Peats

Lasers bring in the New Year

I was fortunate enough to bring in the New Year at Peats Ridge Festival, held in the beautiful Glenworth Valley, just north of Sydney. As ‘accredited media’, I was technically working, but there are worse offices to have – and once your images are filed for the day, it’s time … Continued