Winter light

Johnny and Alfie, Richmond VIC, July 2017

Furniture Making

I've recently acquired my grandfather's lathe and have been teaching myself the in's and out's of woodturning. Here's one of the first projects I completed. It's a coat rack made using re-claimed Oregon timber and a metal base courtesy of my brother.

Up Above

I've been struggling with a creative block of sorts lately. My work has been quite full on and I haven't been pushing myself hard enough to work on the projects I'd like to, so in an effort to get back into the swing of things without having to venture too far from home I've started photographing cloud formations around my home. Here's a few so far.

Spring Hill Peony Farm Open Weekend

This past weekend I had a fantastic day out at Spring Hill Peony Farm's open weekend. It's a beautiful place and the open day was well attended, with the Peony Paddock a hive of activity. The pleasant surrounds of The Little Church at Spring Hill were idyllic, with great food and wine, and some pleasant music from local musicians making for a great setting to spread out a picnic blanket and enjoy the day!

Here's some shots of Kate Stanton enjoying the day.


Trailer Life

In August 2014 I collaborated with the wonderfully talented Kate Stanton on a story exploring the lives of long-term and permanent residents of Victorian caravan parks. Kate's article is available to read here.

We met some wonderful characters producing the story. Below are two of my favourite images.

Ray Collinson and Lance Pilgrim stand in front of the former's caravan and annexe at Strayleaves, near Shepparton.

Ray Collinson and Lance Pilgrim stand in front of the former's caravan and annexe at Strayleaves, near Shepparton.

Highlands Caravan Park manager Ray Jones in his living room on-site.

Highlands Caravan Park manager Ray Jones in his living room on-site.



2014 AFL Grand Final

I was fortunate again this year to do some work for the Australian Football League photographing at the 2014 Grand Final between Hawthorn and Sydney.

Although the game didn't live up to expectation's with Hawthorn winning comfortably, it was a fantastic day and there were some great moments......and some Tom Jones fans!


Beechworth

I've recently relocated to the beautiful country town of Beechworth in north-east Victoria. It's a fantastic little place with a wonderful array of things to do and see. I was pleasantly surprised this past week when it snowed, albeit briefly in Beechworth. Some pictures I took of this beautiful little happening have been featured on The Border Mail's website.


Peter Hatzipavlis and The Print Shop at PSC

For my latest work for The Sievers Project I was lucky enough to be put in touch with Peter Hatzipavlis from The Print Shop at PSC in Melbourne. Here's a great write up on The Brownbill Effect detailing the project and Peter's stunning printing service.

Ilo Najdanovski, Production Operator, Production Weld, Ford Motor Company, Geelong 2014

Ilo Najdanovski, Production Operator, Production Weld, Ford Motor Company,
Geelong 2014

West Point Warper, Bruck Textiles, Wangaratta 2014

West Point Warper, Bruck Textiles, Wangaratta 2014



Lake Catani and the Mt. Buffalo National Park

I recently spent a weekend away, camping in Victoria's Mt. Buffalo National Park at a lovely little spot called Lake Catani. It's an ideal place to get away from it all and there's plenty of hiking through beautiful scenery. Here's a few snaps.

Kate, Lake Catani 2014

Kate, Lake Catani 2014

Cam, Lake Catani 2014 (Photo by Kate)

Cam, Lake Catani 2014 (Photo by Kate)

View to Buckland Valley

View to Buckland Valley

The Gorge, Mt. Buffalo National Park

The Gorge, Mt. Buffalo National Park

New Work In Progress

I've recently been working on a commissioned project for the Centre for Contemporary Photography. It's been a fantastic experience and has given me the opportunity to work in some amazing locations. Here's some behind the scenes images taken by my good friend Kim Mennen. The work produced for the CCP commission will be on show from June 2014. More to come....