For the past 20 years, Stuart Walmsley has worked as a photographer, reporter and film maker in Australia, the US and UK.
Since 2013 he has run his own show, winning the Sports Australia Media Award for Best Regional, Rural and Suburban Sports Coverage in 2020.
He lives in the bush, cares about the bush, and is one of Australia’s most multi-faceted content producers.
“Stuart recently created a wonderful short film for our organic food delivery business in Young, NSW. We rely heavily on social media and were looking for a new way of tapping into our target market and connecting with potential customers. Stuart took the time to really understand the background to our business, our values and ethos, as well as the products and services we offer. His relaxed yet professional nature made everyone feel at ease during the filming process, and resulted in a truly authentic visual story. .
Stuart also understood the subtle yet important marketing message and was successful in clearly communicating this to the viewer through a mix of beautiful imagery, interviews and testimonials. We were thrilled with the end result and have experienced a significant increase in both web traffic and direct sales. The video was also shared widely and has generated a lot of discussion and positive feedback in our local community.”
Jane Reid: Founder, The Gathered Green
“Stu is an editor’s dream. He is not only a photographer of exceptional skill and talent, highly organised, and faultless in terms of meeting a brief, but more often than not will also produce a great idea.
The best photographers have a strong news sense and, in both action and portraits, Stu has a radar that captures not only the best imagery, but the story as well. He also has the talent to source and unearth great yarns, and to write beautifully. It’s no surprise we have seen him win awards as a photojournalist.
I have worked with many of the best, most-acclaimed photographers in 20 years of journalism and I don’t hesitate to say Stu belongs among their ranks.”
Iain Payten: Sports Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald
“Stuart has been a pleasure to deal with over the last five years at Rugby Australia. Time and time again he’s produced great results, often with time-poor subjects and in less than ideal circumstances.
He has an innate ability to capture a subject’s personality and link it to the specific setting – a true understanding of the emotive quality of imagery.
He never settles for second best and has remarkable versatility across studio and on-location shoots.”
Chris Ford: Head of Communications and Digital, Rugby Australia