I am never happier than when turning the camera to my subject ...be it dog,cat,horse,bird or reptile...... it’s doing what I love, and who could argue with that?
My love of animals and photography were two passions I shared with my father. Our family pets taught me about life, love and myself.
My father was a photographer and I cherished my childhood weekends learning about photography and film. It was about the magic, the unlimited creativity and the visual power. Telling stories by freezing moments in time, captivated me. I was and still am emotionally attached to all my pets with a magnetic and connected closeness to all.
After my final year at school, winning the art prize together with my photography submission being exhibited around Australia, in the Art Express Exhibition, I was inspired to follow my dream. I began a photography apprenticeship in the late ’80’s, working alongside various photographers both in Sydney and in London.
Shortly after my time in London, my life took a few twists and turns, and after several years of following other pursuits, I came back, with more passion and more reason to tell visual stories about people and their pets.
When I am photographing an Animal it doesn't feel like work, it's part of who I am. When I look through the lens I see their beauty and charisma; time stands still for me. When I am with them, creating their story in a series of images I am sustaining my own soul.
I am currently working on a personal project with the aim to raise the awareness that Animals are not conditional in our ever changing lives.