I'm going to be brief...

and not bore you with how or why I got into photography.

'The Baptism by Fire'

My first travel assignment (great opportunity but without any remuneration) was a six week shoot for the Cobb and Co coach company. I was eighteen and studying for a Diploma in Photography. How could I refuse?
I travelled through Outback Queensland, Northern Territory, and across to the WA Kimberley Coast. After visiting the Ord River and Kunnanarra we continued through to the centre of Australia - Uluru, the Olgas and then home to Brisbane via Cooper Pedy and the wine districts of South Australia.
We camped out every night and travelled over 10,000 'miles' in six weeks! I haven't stopped using cameras and loving travel photography since...

  • Career Overview:
  • Numerous travel and corporate assignments since 1976, including to the USA, Europe, Indonesia and SE Asia including China.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Photography and Teaching.
  • Lectured in Photography and Visual Communication at Griffith University.
  • Established a corporate video production company in Port Douglas in 1993 (sold in 2009).
  • Director of the Port Douglas web design and digital marketing company SHOWMEDIA since 2014.

  • Highlights:
  • Assignments for Tourism Australia. Fantastic client and the best national tourism marketer in the world!
  • Working for National Geographic on assignment in Papua New Guinea.
  • Working for Computer Associates on assignment in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Annual Report photography for BHP and other Australian companies.
  • Working under contract for the Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation (now Tourism Events Queensland) for 8 years. The first two years was non-stop all over Queensland. Loved it!
  • First shoot in Cairns & Port Douglas in 1982. After many more visits we moved here in 1993!

  • Greatest challenge:
  • The Olympic Torch underwater for the Sydney Olympic Committee & Quicksilver on the Great Barrier Reef, 2000. I had 20 seconds to get this image. Viewed by over 1 billion people.
  • Awards:
  • Three time winner of the Queensland Tourism Awards - Media, inducted into the Queensland Tourism Awards - Hall Of Fame.
  • Bronze Medal in the Nikon Worldwide Photo Competition out of 20,000 entries.

  • Rates:
  • GET IN TOUCH and we can talk about your budget, requirements and ideas.

  • With respect I'm not interested in:
  • Wedding Photography. There are some great wedding photographers based in Port Douglas.
  • Or photographing Functions, Formals, School or Sports groups.

  • Equipment:
  • Sony cameras including the a7s, a7, a6000, used with various lenses.
    DJI Phantom 4 drone kit including 4 x batteries, ND and Polariser filters etc.
    Sony Action Cam and LCD.
    Editing is Mac based using various Adobe software products.

...thanks for reading.