I've held a strong passion for photography since graduating as a graphic designer in 2004.

Working as a designer for just under a decade, I held a successful career in senior roles, and I decided to take a 6-month trip around Australia in 2012.

During this trip, I started pursuing photography that kept some of my technical skills sharp, whilst documenting adventures and maintaining a creative outlet.

After I'd been living in Darwin for a few years, I noticed that I was starting to take significant adventures purely to take photographs.

Whilst working at Charles Darwin University, one job was to photograph the Prime Minister. This was a great opportunity however my passion is solely for the natural environment.

My 4WD was getting tired, so I bought a road/trail motorcycle, and began to explore and experience some truly amazing landscapes.

My philosophy has been to genuinely experience places that are difficult to get to. I wanted to build a body of work.

I began adventures like cycling from Darwin to Broome via the bungle bungles, and then cycling back along the Gibb River Road.

I was hooked.

I found a new understanding of my own physical and mental ability and I was now looking for work in places like remote cattle stations in The Kimberley.

This work, combined with other outdoor, physically demanding positions I had held whilst travelling around Australia, helped sustain the financial aspects of taking landscapes photographs whilst building a body of work. After 18 months in the Kimberley, I was ready to head back to spend time with family and friends in Tasmania.

When I arrived back in my home state of Tasmania, my ambition was to explore more of the Tasmanian wilderness and capture its natural beauty.

I found what I thought would've been the perfect job at Tourism Tasmania, in a role that I held at the University of Tasmania for 2 years prior to leaving in 2012.

Whilst writing the selection criteria for the position, another job caught my eye, it was a job building walking tracks - and I thought what better way to promote Tasmania whilst also exploring and helping to provide sustainable access for others to enjoy to our pristine Tasmanian wilderness.

After years in the north, I was the fittest and strongest that I had ever been, I applied and met with Geoffrey Lea (an outstanding Tasmanian Photographer and owner of Walking Track Services) the next day. I didn't send off the application for Tourism Tasmania position.

I was off to work in the Great Western Tiers.

Holding qualifications in design, and in 2021, graduated in data and environmental management, my recent career has been quite diverse due to a passion for photography.

Building walking tracks has been a great way to stay fit, earn some income and really get to know an area. I've been building tracks for over 4 years.

I enjoy landscape photography as it allows for high level technical skills to be combined with exploring beautiful areas.


Great photographs can be taken with basic camera gear and I believe that the gear that we use, are simply tools of the trade. Modern phones can take beautiful photographs and the software that your phone uses, is smart enough to produce nice images - especially for instagram etc.

That said, I choose to use cameras with full-frame sensors as the quality and detail that is achieved and presented in the printed piece is outstanding.

I have a strong background in software design, and my preference with photography is to have complete control of the photographs that I produce.

I take photographs in raw format and remove any form of automatic processing done by the camera and the software that is used.

I have developed my own custom linear profiles for the cameras that I use to ensure that I produce the photograph - not the software or the camera.

This process is complex, however it helps to ensure that these photographs are unique and not affected by trends.

I am specific with the tools that I use, and I aim to gain an complete understanding of the strengths (and weaknesses) for each and every piece of equipment that I use. I think understanding the equipment that you have is more important than buying the latest/most expensive photographic tool.

Landscape photography demands being in remote locations in all conditions. I like the idea of travelling light, however it is just an idea that is rarely possible. In 2016, I transitioned from Nikon to Sony full-frame mirrorless and that same body is still going strong. Now instead of carrying one heavy camera, I carry two lighter ones. I also prefer prime lenses for their optical qualities which means that I carry multiple lenses. The benefit of this setup is that I can use a wide lens and a long lens at the same time to capture a moment instantly, the only downside, is the weight.

My philosophy with camera gear revolves around opting for durability and reliability with all the equipment that I use.

Gear List

I get a lot of enquiries about what gear I am using so I've made a list of my current 2022 setup that I use extensively, this is not a complete list, it covers all the gear that I have used frequently over the past few months:

  • Cameras:
    • Sony a7r Camera
    • Sony a7s Camera
  • Lenses:
    • ZEISS BATIS 18mm F/2.8 SONY E
    • Sonnar T* Full Frame E-Mount FE 35mm F2.8 Zeiss Lens
    • SEL90M28G Full Frame E-Mount FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS Lens
  • Tripod and Ball Heads:
    • Manfrotto MT294C3 Series 294, 3 Section Carbon Tripod
    • 3 Legged Thing Equinox AirHed 360 Ball Head
    • Oben BE-108 Ball Head
  • Accessories:
    • Battery grip x2 (Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Grip)
    • Extended L-bracket
    • Filters:
      • 4 Stop Neutral Density Filter (GOBE/URTH ND16 (4 Stop) Filter 2Peak)
      • 6 Stop Neutral Density Filter (NiSi 77mm HUC IR Neutral Density Filter ND64 (1.8) 6 Stop)
      • 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter (NiSi 77mm Nano IR Neutral Density Filter ND1000 (3.0))
      • Circular Polariser Filter (PolarPro 77mm QuartzLine Circular Polarizer Filter)
  • Timelapse:
    • Syrp Genie
    • Syrp Genie Mini
    • Ikan SLD-31 SLD-31 Carbon 31" Camera Slider
  • Drones:
    • DJI AIR2s Drone
    • DJI Mini2 Drone
  • Storage:
    • Numerous soft camera bags. The bag I use the most is a Lowepro bag that I've customised, so it attaches to the straps on my larger packs. I also use a small peak designs sling style bag for short trips.
    • For trips in the boat, I take a Vanguard hardcase.

Hiking Gear

My hiking setup has developed over the years with the same mentality of opting for durability and reliability.

These items are things that I take on every overnight/multiday trip in Tasmania regardless of the season. I'm 6 foot 4 inches tall, all the gear has large sizes that I find comfortable.

  • Tent

    Macpac Apollo 3-season tent.

    I can sit up in it and it is very quick to pitch. It's a 3-season tent but with a tarp it has handled some wild nights - plus my sleeping bag is waterproof.

  • Communication

    Garmin inReach Mini

    I carry this as an alternative to an epirb. Simple communications can assist in so many ways and stop a problem turning into an emergency. It is great for getting reliable, up to date weather information when there is no mobile reception, and the maps are a good backup.

  • First aid

    Complete first aid kit with Snake bite kit.

  • Clothing

    Many wet weather jackets, over pants, boots, gloves, woollens - depending on the trip, it nice to have variety to swap these out.

Other gear

As much as I like to hike, I wouldn't be able to get to some of my favourite photographic locations without the following items:


My trusty old Toyota Prado, which is a very underrated 4WD - I bought it for less than the cost of one of my lenses. It is far from new or flashy, or even shiny - but if it breaks, I can fix it as I know it like the back of my hand.

Since the initial purchase, I've heavily modified the Prado to make it as comfortable for remote and extended stays as a smallish 4WD can be.

I'm currently rebuilding the engine to ensure continued service for my next big trip around Australia.


This little aluminium tinny is perhaps one of my favourite pieces of kit. It fits on the roof of the car and truly opens up access around the wonderful island state of Tasmania. It is small enough to get to places that a kayak can get to, but it is much more stable - and it carries a lot of equipment.