Emu Tree - My favorite image to try and capture is the one that asks more questions than it answers, the one that creates a complex narrative despite its stillness. I aim to create visual stories that are suspended in time, and where the viewer is invited to provide explanation.
Living Art - I took this photo of my daughters, Amelie(11) & Angelique(9) at the National Gallery of Australia as we experienced the beautiful artwork.
Beached Gannet - A sad but strangely evocative scene with a dead gannet washed up on a beautiful sand beach. As I was out for an evening stroll and not on a photography trip all I had was my Samsung Galaxy S7 but the light was so good it still did a great job of capturing the poignancy and atmosphere.
A few minutes at the bowling alley - Mobile image consisting of 1268 continuous separate frames taken from a single location in a technique mimicking the traditional slit-scan technique.
Line Up - I was drawn to this line up of birds and was glad to have had my camera phone on hand. This moment was captured from a path overlooking the street lamp. As someone who cannot paint or draw, photography is an ideal medium for me to express my love of art. Composed in camera I then created a minimalist painting effect through high key B&W to reflect this urban space.
Protest in the Rain - Taken looking out a window of a bus on a rainy day... A protest had been forming and the police had just moved the people off the street into the sidewalk to allow the traffic and the bus through.
Days Like These, Boreen Point QLD - In some moments and places complete peace and connection with our environment can be found. To be able to freeze such moments is the true essence of photography. Boreen Point has such a serene beauty and stillness that I was compelled to capture.
Air Waves - These busy birds were captured with my handy mobile from a path overlooking the street lamp. As someone who cannot paint or draw, photography is an ideal medium for me to express my love of art. In editing I chose B&W with a red filter to accentuate the whites of the clouds and the dark outlines of all the birds.
Last light fading before the storm - The sun and the The Sun Voyager in conversation, before a storm takes over, sending us all into the dark.
Devotion - Inside this home lives Caroline with her many dogs. Just at this moment as Caroline popped outside, three of her dogs ran to the front door waiting for her return. Inspired by the interesting play of shadows created by the light beaming through the door I quickly reached for my phone camera to capture this moment of pure devotion.
Yamanote - Yamanote line in Tokyo services more than one million passengers each day. The honesty in the expression of this candid documentary photograph are truly striking. Taken on a Samsung Galaxy 8
Lost for words - When she finally arrived, the doctor says, “Can you see what it is?” I couldn’t speak, I was so overcome with emotion, I was lost for words.
The Rider - A local horseman poses on his steed in Quito, Ecuador. Taken with a Huawei P20Pro mobile phone.
Flamingo Dissection - This is a self portrait taken on a family holiday in Thailand. The legs of the flamingo are represented on top of it's body below. It symbolises the contrasting and disjointed aspects of my personality.
Butchers, Zanzibar - I only wish I could enable Smell-O-Vision. The smells in this food market were incredibly intense from seafood, barbeque smoke and blood. A far cry from my local supermarket.
Once Upon A Hospital Ward - This picture is of my brother and mother in a hospital ward with my father providing calm and love amidst the technology and machinery providing him just a little more family time before emphysema finally won his battle. I like the feel of the light in the window and the warmth of the photo.
Praise Be - An open air church session is held in Quito, Ecuador. Taken with a Huawei P20Pro mobile phone.
The age of the Insta-Model, New York - Walking along the streets of Manhattan I came across a girl taking another girl's pic. They were getting the pose absolutely right, I'm sure to post of a social media site such as Instagram.
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The Orb of Clarity - When everything seems dark and unmotivated, we all need to believe in ourselves, to see through ourselves. To find our true self. To find Clarity.
Abandoned Life - This is an old abandoned power station in Fremantle, south of Perth - a great spot for any type of photographer, sunset, graffiti, buildings, beach sunrise and reflections! It was my first visit and a came away with a camera roll of shots! Shot on iPhone.
Harvesting Happiness, Tanzania - This was a happy moment. I jumped out of our vehicle as I spotted this young farming couple harvesting their sunflower seeds on the side of a dirt road in the middle of Majiri district, Tanzania. Their energy and spirit caught my attention. Their laughter was so infectious - I smile everytime I look at this photo. It takes me back.
Midday Phone Call, Aswan, Egypt - I quickly snapped this image of a man mid phone call in Aswan, Egypt. He was walking briskly in the 40 degree heat past the outer walls of the iconic Old Cataract Hotel.
The Life - Shot purposely direct in the sun, this picture was real representation of life - human and nature - and the energy that keeps us moving. Samsung Galaxy S8 camera, photo resized to meet the competition requirement
Time Out, Zanzibar - Fishermen taking some deserved time out on a Sunday evening. It’s amazing that despite the hardship spent on the seas, they are still drawn to spend time with each other around boats during their time off.