14 September 2013
Born and raised in Sydney, my childhood holidays were always done in a car and even then I would sit and be mesmerised by whatever landscape was sliding by the window.
I had developed an interest in photography when I finished school, however it really took off when I got my first car. The freedom this brought was liberating and searching for quiet windy roads to drive often brought me to beautiful locations both within Sydney or beyond. As I moved into my full-time career, my girlfriend, also a very talented photographer, and I, still find this is a great way to unwind on a weekend.
We both spend our time day-dreaming and planning our next adventure. Sometimes we plan a trip around a particular location, others we just decide to drive in a particular direction and see where the day takes us. Recently, we spent a over a week exploring the far-north coast of NSW, covering Coffs Harbour, Armidale, Dorrigo, Yamba, Angourie, Ballina and Byron Bay. This trip was a real eye opener for me, being much further than we had driven before, I found that the coast line and landscape was really quite different from what I was used to around Sydney, and incredibly diverse. I decided that after this trip, my new favourite place in the entire world, is a small piece of reserve on a headland in Angourie, I was blown away by the movie like beauty and tranquility I found here, I wanted to spend a entire week here, a few hours taking photos didn’t satisfy me!
Aside from the North Coast, I also frequent the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and occasionally the South Coast and Southern Highlands regions. My photography gives me a reason to explore new places and a reason to really stop for a moment, observe and capture the beautiful in a moment that I am experiencing. I love being able to share these experiences through my images and I honestly hope that throughout my life, this passion never fades.