Mad, Magic New Mexico

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it ~ Roald Dahl My memory of New Mexico is a long series of moments tinged with magic. The Rio Grande sparkling in the afternoon sun as Flemming and I drove alongside, through the gorge it carved. That lightness of being escaping the city and heading south over…More

Shades of New Zealand

New Zealand, lush and alluring, whispers in my dreams back in the arid, sunny state I presently call home. Its draw is undeniable. 100% Pure. I spent the first two days of September with my friends Sherry and Jeff in and around Auckland, where we were all transiting on our collective way to the USA –…More

Glenn Baker, Astronaut

In honour of the successful landing of Curiosity on Mars – NASA did test their equipment in the Pilbara region of Western Australia after all. Meet Glenn Baker: former shipwright, custom automobile restorer, all round great guy, and fabulous portrait subject, though unfortunately somewhat camera shy. I first met Glenn when I went to give…More


It is winter for us in the antipodes, so with nights dipping to single digits in the celsius (a walk in the park for those of you who experience real winters, I know), a little reminiscing about the season that so characterises Western Australia, is in order.  More

For Chris

For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands. ~ Christina G. Rossetti No photograph I would make could paint the crisp wintry air, light…More

Interview with Cathy Topping on RAW

Ever wondered what it takes to compile a photobook with dozens of pets and owners? My interview with Cathy Topping on RAW today, sheds some light on what went into producing Shelter, the book that Cathy put together for DCH Animal Adoptions. Read the interview here All profits from the book go towards building a…More

Tugboat Friday

Today – appropriately, a beautiful, crisp autumn day – is Tug Boat Friday. I feel like saying “the rest of my life” because I finally have the clearance to get into the port as much as I like, but perhaps that would be exaggerating things. But I did get on some tugs today. And you…More

Tug Boat Dreaming :: my first exhibition

If you’re a friend on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll probably know that among other wonderful things, I’m having my very first exhibition this year,  as part of the FotoFreo Open Exhibition Programme. Tug Boat Dreaming is on from March 28 – April 26, at Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle. If you’re in the area, drop…More

Tug Boat Dreaming

Photographers that pursue long term projects usually possess a great amount of knowledge around their chosen subject matter, whether through extensive research, sheer curiosty, the love of it, necessity, or all of the above. At the outset of my now-labelled Realistic Project, I feel it’s important to establish that I know next to nothing about…More