Location Wingecarribee Southern Highlands
Artist Type Semi Professional
I am a photographic artist that aims to realise the intuitive and mystical presence in the Australian landscape. I achieve this via in-camera multiple exposures (in a single frame) and applying encaustic wax to the cotton based print.
Our view of nature is recurring, repetitive and unevolving. Trees, water, earth…perceptual differences of species and genus remain but our conception of nature as a whole is by-and-large fixed, almost immutable, from a young age.
I create landscapes to challenge that static perception by photographically blending macro and the micro perspectives. The scribble of a gum here, the red earth, a supine skull of a marsupial all held together tonally by the sense of heat of the bush throughout...intimate Australian landscapes. I use multiple photographic exposures and imbue a sense of mystery and mysticism through the application of a veil of encaustic wax.
After completing a Bachelor of Commerce I travelled through Africa for 18 months overland. I worked as a video journalist for the South African equivalent of 60 minutes for 5 years and completed a Masters in Human Rights (University of London). After moving to Australian in 2008 I began working as a professional landscape photographer (classic, epic....macho....images of Australia), producing a product (Acrylic Photo Blocks) for 8 years which I used to exhibit and sell my imagery from my own gallery in Bundeena. In early 2014 I moved to Berrima with my wife and two children and in 2017 began focusing on 'creating a style' for my work. In 2018 I began experimenting with encaustics on my photographs that I (personally) print to 100% cotton.
Awards & Career highlights
2019 - Jury invited to 'Wet' Exhibition through The Darkroom Gallery in Burlington Vermont USA
2017 - 3 Silver Awards at the NSW Professional Print Awards
2016 - 2 x Honourable Mentions at the International Photography Awards
2016 - Honourable Mention at B&W Spider Awards
2016 - Winner Fine Arts Category of The Stark Awards (Canada)
54 Greenhills Road
Berrima NSW 2577
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