For years my Bio consisted of my achievements and awards, which always made me cringe when reading it, as if that is what defines me.
If this is your jam, then lets just say, I have my fair share of awards and accolades a mile long, both nationally and internationally.
My biggest awards are the people that I get to photograph and their stories, their legacies.
I have an aversion of talking about myself which some may call humility, I just call manners.
As a photographer it is a privilege documenting people’s lives, and my ability to listen and communicate has enabled me to capture even the most intimate of moments .
I cry, I laugh, I am vulnerable.
In order for me to capture the true essence of the people I photograph, I need to be invested with them in that moment and be my authentic self.
With over 25 years’ experience photographing weddings, portraits and fashion, a photo to me is more than just a pretty picture.
It needs to have soul and depth. After all I am not in the business of photographing mannequins.
My photography and teaching has taken me all over the world to destinations I could only have dreamed of.
I am honoured and grateful to be recognised as an Olympus Visionary and Australian Elinchrom Ambassador.
But my biggest achievements are my family and my long life partner, wife and soul mate Sharifa.