A trip to Trumpland

The ubiquitous Trump 'Make America Great Again!' yard sign in rural Ohio.

In late June 2015 I caught a lift with two friends out of a music festival in rural Oregon. On our way back to Portland reality slapped us in the face with the news Donald Trump had announced he was running for President. ‘No way’, said one of my friends. … Continued

Wallabies tour – week eight

Adam Ashley-Cooper is mobbed by Bernard Foley, Will Genia and Israel Folau after scoring the first try in Australia's semi-final win over Argentina.

This is my eighth weekly image post as official photographer for the Wallabies during the 2015 World Cup. Click the links to view visuals from; Week one Week two Week three Week four Week five Week six Week seven … or check out my time lapse video of the semi-final … Continued

Wallabies tour – week seven

A portrait of Scott Fardy which graced the front and back pages of various Fairfax publications on Sunday.

This is my seventh weekly image post as official photographer for the Wallabies during the 2015 World Cup. Click the links to view visuals from; Week one Week two Week three Week four Week five Week six When Scotland’s Mark Bennett caught James Slipper’s errant pass on Sunday and sprinted … Continued

Wallabies tour – week six

Australia's Sekope Kepu acknowledges the Herculean effort.

This is my sixth weekly image post as official photographer for the Wallabies during the 2015 World Cup. Click the links to view visuals from; Week one Week two Week three Week four Week five On paper Australia’s defeat of Wales on Saturday reads exactly the same as the triumph … Continued

Wallabies tour – week four

Rob Simmons acknowledge fans after the final whistle - have loved this from the Aussies - a simple gesture which means so much.

This is my fourth weekly image post as the official photographer for the Wallabies during the 2015 World Cup. Click the links to view visuals from; Week one Week two Week three Two Wallaby victories inside a week, combined with Wales’ gritty defeat of England, have set up perhaps the … Continued

Boarding across America

Longboarder James McGary leaves South Bend, Indiana, on his American odyssey.

James McGary is in the midst of a great American odyssey. The 20-year-old from Great Falls, Montana, is skateboarding (very indirectly) from Seattle to New York to raise money for the Cancer Research Institute. Trailing behind him on a custom-made longboard is a pack containing his mother’s ashes, an expensive … Continued

Wallabies tour – week one

Lock Kane Douglas in front of a Wallaby, not a koala bear, at Soldier Field.

I’ve just completed my first week with the Wallabies as the Australian Rugby Union’s official World Cup photographer. My job is to visually document Australia’s (hopefully successful) quest to win rugby’s holy grail and I’ve just covered the squad’s Captain’s Run at Chicago’s Soldier Field on the eve of their one-off … Continued

A black and white snapshot

Mexican-based artist Mike Monahan.

As a bit of a taster of what’s to come in the next few months, I’ve compiled the five images from my black and white photo challenge. I was nominated for this Facebook fad by fellow photographers Jake Nowakowski and Angie Simms and, looking at the images now, it’s actually a decent snapshot … Continued

Roller derby – southern style

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When I arrived in New Orleans on Friday I thought I might find jazz, cajun food and southern hospitality – but I didn’t expect roller derby. My host Jenn treated us to an afternoon of high-octane entertainment on Saturday, complete with tailgate party, as the local Crescent Wenches took on … Continued

Burning Man – the job

This photographer used the 'sports tape and Yoda' method of protecting his gear.

The intention of this post is to assist other media professionals preparing to cover Burning Man for the first time. I read many such accounts in the lead-up to my first Burn and, while nothing can fully prepare you for Black Rock City, they still helped immeasurably. Covering Burning Man … Continued