With every wedding, event or family session I photograph I bring along over 40 years of photographic experience for my clients. I have seen everything… mostly all beautiful, but occasionally bad and sometimes even the ugly. All this exposure enables me to anticipate and capture what always unfolds in front of me.
FROM THE PAST
This black and white image is one I took almost 40 years ago, in a Melbourne CBD street much like any other. An old homeless man who was sitting all alone. When I later developed the film in my darkroom (no digital in those days), I realised I had frozen in time a period of a mans life, and it suddenly dawned on me the enormous power that a photograph can have to record life and to evoke emotion in the viewer, which in this case for me was one of sadness. The photograph won an award, and as a proud teenager it paved the way for my life long journey into photography.
Today when I photograph I am very much aware that as I click the shutter on my latest high-tech equipment, I am essentially still doing what I did all those years ago with my old 35mm SLR film camera. I am seizing and freezing moments that will live on forever. Images that when looked at in years to come will take the viewer right back in time to that very second.
As a Father myself of four beautiful and amazing children (ages 25, 23, 17 and 8) I understand how at the end of the day my photographic sessions are really just all about love and family, and how important it is for each family to have their special moments captured as if they were my own.
When I'm not busy at weddings or with families, I am often out enjoying street photography. Being able to capture candid moments in life on the street is an acquired skill that I employ back into all of my photographic work. You can see some of my street work on Flickr.com @
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