The magic of photography has not only intrigued me, but the translation from the click of the shutter to a finished image has always amazed me.
I vividly recall my first attempt in the darkroom, seeing a blank sheet of photographic paper slowly reveal the latent image, albeit washed by a red safe-light. Waiting for the fixer to perform its intended task seemed like an eternity and finally the image was seen for the first time in natural light – amazing!
I have been afforded many opportunities to travel and my trusty Nikon cameras accompany me on every occasion. I have a collection of Nikon gear including: F5, F100, D100, D300, D700, D800 and the latest acquisition of the D850. A selection of genuine Nikon lenses ranging from 14mm through to 400mm complement my “shooting arsenal”. I have two lenses that I use for my portrait work; the Nikon 85mm 1.8f prime lens and the new Sigma 105mm 1.4f Art Lens both are “razor sharp” however the 105mm Sigma Art Lens takes first place for sharpness and shooting preference despite its significant weight. Both provide a beautiful bokeh.
I have learned that the eclectic range of people offers untold photographic opportunities whether it’s from the back streets of Mumbai to the bustle of Habana Cuba.
I have published two books on photography – Melbourne’s Delights and My Diverse Australia.
My studio is set up with various backdrops and three different lighting kits; ranging from the 300W set-up to the 1000W. I recently added the Godox AD200 for both studio work and external. This unit performs flawlessly and provided stellar results at a recent wedding I was contracted to shoot.
So while I have the fully equipped studio, my preference is to shoot in natural light, and an eclectic range of images always tantalize my shutter finger.