Bio

A nurse, a farmer, a lawyer, now a photographer - reinvention is good for the soul.

I am by nature an observer and a historian. Simon Schama’s Landscape and Memory (1995) remains a persistent influence in my work. When I am standing in space, in the land, I find solace in the idea that “Before it can ever be a repose for the senses, landscape is a work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock”.

I am interested in how we interact with the land, especially with places to which we have some personal connection or memory. I'm drawn to sites of construction and reconstruction, social history, resilience and renewal. I seek out wild places and I often photograph at night.

Mostly I make photographs because its my way of looking at the world, life and what I see - just trying to make some sense of it all. 

Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long;  Walker Evans, photographer

Awards

2018 - Master of Fine Arts, First Class Honours, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

2018 - Finalist, International Garden Photographer of the Year competition

2017 - Postgraduate Diploma of Fine Arts, Hons

2015 - First in Class, 4th Year, Elam School of Fine Arts

Exhibitions

2018 - Volition, Studio 541, Auckland Festival of Photography

2017 - Elam Grad Show, University of Auckland, https://elamartists.ac.nz

2017 - Sense of Self, Studio 541, Auckland Festival of Photography

2016 - Elam Grad Show, University of Auckland, https://elamartists.ac.nz

2015 - Elam Grad Show, University of Auckland, https://elamartists.ac.nz

2014 - A Different Vision Show, Toscana Photographic Workshops Selected Works, San Quirico d’Orcia, Italy

2012 - Natural Light, Satellite Gallery, Auckland Festival of Photography

2011 - The Transience of Being, ACES Group, Invercargill