I confess… I’m one of those weird ‘right side of the brain’ type of people. You know… an artist.
Throughout my life I’ve had a strong connect with the creative arts. I earn most of my keep as a self employed graphic designer in Australia. When I’m not in front of the computer you’ll probably find me strumming away on my trusty six string. It didn’t come as surprise to me to find myself therefore spreading my creative wings and exploring the wonderful world of photography. Like a lot of the creative arts it’s a great medium for expression (Mind you, I will draw the line at interpretive dance!).
Within the design and music world the ‘less is more’ mantra is bandied around a lot. I find this true with my photography. Although my portfolio features a mix of colour and black and white, I love and find myself drawn to the simple beauty that a black & white image produces. The focus shifts from the dominance of colour and brings the viewer to the bare bones of tone, texture, shapes, patterns, lighting and emotion of the subject matter.
You will notice a lot of African wildlife images on this site. My wife and I fell in love with Africa when we first visited our sponsor children in 2010. We caught the African bug on our very first safari and were awestruck with this amazing continent, the wonderful people, the beautiful landscape and the creatures that inhabit it. I knew from that first visit that I wanted to capture and share Africa’s beauty with the rest of the world.
Unfortunately we were also saddened by some of the poverty we saw. As a result Operation Hope Swaziland was officially registered in 2012 as a not for profit NGO to try and help alleviate some of the challenges we saw in one of Swaziland’s most poorest regions. Since then, my wife and I volunteer around 6 months of the year for this cause.
I hope my images bring as much joy to you as they have for me. Perhaps you would like to have one or more of them adorning your home, office, lodge, hotel or boardroom wallspace. If so please don’t hesitate to contact me. You will be pleased to know that for every print sold, part profits will go towards helping the work of Operation Hope.