If I had to simply describe my photography, it would be “Unique and Emotional”.
For me, a photograph should create an emotional response in the viewer. It could be joy at a glourious sunrise, sadness at a drought stricken farm, or wonder at an amazing night sky. I seek out unique locations in South East Queensland Australia, using photography as a means to capture these emotions and bring them back for all to see.
The farmlands, ranges, nature reserves, waterways and coastlines of South East Queensland Australia are all places where anyone can fall in love with the outdoors. Living in Ipswich Queensland has given me a great central location to the coast and the bush. It also gives me the opportunity to experience the amazing historical areas of Ipswich and it’s surrounds. The wide-open views, gently rolling hills, changing crops and historical buildings create a special sensation that can’t be matched. Along the coastline and the ranges, I tend to show a natural landscape untouched by humans. Whereas photographing Ipswich and surrounds gives me the chance to embrace the human alterations to the land and focus on the patterns, shapes and structure added by mankind. Nature still plays a strong role in these images as all of these elements are placed under the powerful skies of South East Queensland in varied weather conditions.
The way I see the world is best conveyed through the lens of a medium or large format film camera. The extreme clarity of this traditional medium allows me to capture every minute detail in the scene just the way it was. The rich colors and tones of colour negative film allow me to express my vision powerfully. The tones and texture of black & white film allow me amazing creativity., The technical movements of a large format camera allow for incredible focus and perspective control unlike any other format. Using the farmlands and ranges as my classroom, I have taught myself everything I know about photography.
Through this medium I invite you to join me on my journeys and see the natural world through my eyes.