My photography journey

Because I was born in the early 1970’s my first camera was a Hanimex 110 film camera. I thought it was the best thing in the world. It had a built-in flash!
I remember shooting anything and everything.
I waited each week to receive the prints back from the K Mart photo lab in the outer Melbourne suburbs.

Photo Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hanimex_110_KF.JPG

My first award

I didn’t really know what I was doing with photography in 2015. I was experimenting with different styles trying to find my own.
I was heavily into HDR at this time. I remember sitting in the Air Asia gate lounge in KL waiting to come home to Australia when I found the Air Asia in-flight magazine. They were calling for entries into their photo competition. I sent off an image I’d taken in Hanoi that week. It wasn’t a great photo but what do you know? I won 2nd place !
Since then I have entered many competitions and won other awards.

Some bullet points about me...

  • I was born in 1972 in Melbourne Australia.
  • I left home at 14 years old.
  • My wife is from Cambodia and is half my age.
  • I have a baby boy named Tyler.
  • I have broken 33 bones in my body.
  • I am hyper-productive.
  • I had clinical insomnia for years.
  • I start my day at 3 am.