SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL SPORTS FESTIVAL PORT AUGUSTA

Always a huge honour to be asked to travel around country to facilitate community. This project grabbed me instantly an opportunity to document every participant in the festivals football teams.

History only plays for so long and what i’ve learnt in the past two years is that if you have the opportunity just go and do it. Sometime logistics, funding and people stand in the way but it’s important to document and facilitate in the moment. You never know the moment may have passed tomorrow and in many cases it has.

Honouring a project and the people involved always weighs heavily on my mind. I decided pretty early on to use the impossible selective lighting patterns with the 1.2m octabank in the heavy wind without an assistant taking 4-8 frames of each team to show the teams in their best light.

The editing for these large images was intense. I’m used to maybe twelve people in a group shot as a family unit a lot of these images captured entire teams including coaching staff, assistants, water boys and runners.

2015 FINALIST FREMANTLE INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE

Excited to have been announced as an Australian finalist in the 2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize to be exhibited October 25th to November 1st at the Moores Contemporary Gallery with the winner announced on the night.

All proceeds from the exhibition go to raising funds to Arthritis & Osteoporosis Western Australia. At this stage finalists are not allowed to share the chosen images until the official announcement but i’m happy with the chosen image from the judging panel and the story that goes alongside it.

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SA ABORIGINAL WOMENS FOOTBALL TEAM

A lot of my work around Australia is classified as pro bono.
This gives me the opportunity to work with communities, organisations, families and individuals who don't have the means to afford professional services. This doesn't negate the fact that they require and more importantly deserve to have access.

Pro bono work is really rewarding in the sense that I can give back, when I can, and I know everyone says that they get back more than they give and it sounds clique and spin like but it’s true. Back in June I was approached by the directors of the South Australian Aboriginal Womens Football Team to photograph the captains at the Adelaide Oval. There are a lot of talented photographers out there especially within the First Nations family so to be chosen was quite an honour. This assignment came about from the pro bono work HOMELAND \ The Importance of Place and from working closely with the Coober Pedy Saints.

I’ve travelled to some really remarkable areas of Australia, even within the limitation of owning a small front wheel drive Corolla, engaging with some amazing families and communities along the way. There is nothing wrong with pro bono I suppose i’m learning that to be true to the work commercial work needs to push the infrastructure forward allowing more of these unique and impossible creations.

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STUDIO CLEAN UP / GEAR FOR SALE

Have been going through the studio and throwing out bolts and brackets that I don't need and also selling off equipment that has been sitting in their boxes for too long and not being used.

I will be selling the Merlic Steadicam as i'm too busy to learn how to use it and have a pretty good system in place no matter how strange it is seems to be working ok.

Pocket Wizard Kit <SOLD>
Merlin Steadicam 2 System