I'm a cinematographer, documentary filmmaker, and photographer with over 30 years experience. Starting as a cameraman with the ABC in the early 1980s, I moved on to filming and directing documentaries from the early 1990s. To date, I've made over two dozen films ranging from adventure, wildlife, science, and cultural events.
First shown on the ABC and SBS, most of my work is now for European and international audiences. Much of my subjects revolve around people working with wildlife; telling the stories of people who work tirelessly to protect wildlife, but get little recognision.
I trained as a photographer before moving into film and video, but have gravitated back to my 'first love' these past few years. Though I shoot digital photography for convenience, I focus on film, using a range of cameras from 35mm, medium format, and large format.
My first solo exhibition was 'Tel pere, tel fils' (Like father, like son) at Alliance Francais in Sydney; it compared similar photographs that my father took of Paris in the late 1950s and 60s, with ones I took in the early 2000s. 'One the road' is a current project, exploring the character of Australia's roads and experimenting with motion during international shoots.
Aside from production work, I've given talks and workshops on documentaries; workshops at DocFrest in Sheffield UK, as well as in Uzbekistan via the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and UNESCO.
I've received cinematography awards from the Australian Cinematography Society (ACS) and a BANFF Rockie Award for directing "Ted's Evolution".