I am a South Australian photographer whose main interests are photographing abandoned rural buildings before they disappear forever, architectural abstracts, and candid people shots occasionally. Basically, I photograph what appeals to me and this can change according to the weather, time of year ... and the mood I'm in.
I joined a camera club in 2006 and, after a few years and some success in club and state competitions, I felt confident enough to start spreading my wings and began entering international exhibitions. I was fortunate to gain enough acceptances and awards at the international level to apply for, and be awarded, the honours of Master Australian Photographic Society (MAPS) in 2015 and Expert Federation of International Photographic Art (EFIAP) in 2016. Since then, my interest in competing has waned. Now I like to seek out and record abandoned buildings in rural areas before they disappear forever. I also enjoy getting away from suburban life and spending a few days in small rural towns, especially in the mid-north of South Australia, the south-east, and on the two peninsulas.
Member of Eastern Suburbs Camera Club, Adelaide Camera Club, Australian Photographic Society, and Photographic Society of America.
I'm an Olympus fan and have an OM-D EM1 Mark 3 and Olympus OM-D EM5 Mark 2 with M-Zuiko PRO 12-100mm f/4.0 and M-Zuiko PRO 25mm f/1.2 lenses. I still have my old (and back-breakingly heavy) Olympus E-5 just in case ... or perhaps for sentimental reasons..
Most-used software are Photoshop CC and Lightroom Classic. Favourite filters are the DxO/Nik collection, Topaz, and ON1 RAW as well as Aaron Dowling's indispensable ADP Pro V3 panel for Photoshop. I used Adobe Portfolio to create this site.
28 August 2021