I have lived in Kingston SE (in the southeast of South Australia) since 1993, although Kingston has been part of my life for nearly 30 years. My gorgeous wife, Sue, was born here and grew up on the family farm. She is so supportive and encouraging of my photography - only she can truly appreciate what it means to me.
We have two beautiful daughters, Emily and Anna. Words fail to describe how proud we are of both our girls.
Photography has become a passionate hobby of mine. Whilst I have always been interested in photography, it was the move to digital photography that really renewed by enthusiasm for capturing images again.
I love taking sports photos ... trying to capture that "decisive moment" which would otherwise be missed by the naked eye. I now cover local football (Australian Rules) and netball in the Winter season ... and tennis, cricket and golf over Summer.
In 2010, I started covering dirt kart racing at Lucindale – a small county town 50km from Kingston.
I get such a buzz from capturing the sporting lives of our local players and being able to share their “moments” here. Country sport plays such an important role in bringing the community together. There is such a strong sense of "family" as we travel around the south east playing sport. I thank all those sports men and women that allow me to do what I love.
My other main interest is in still-life / macro photography and abstracts. It allows my imagination to be realised and stretched.
During the week I teach science and maths at Kingston Community School. I have been teaching for about 35 years and still enjoy it immensely.
Teaching is not a job – it is a way of life. It is part of who I am ... rather than what I do.
Would I like to be a professional photographer? No ... no ... no! I take photos because I want to, when I want to, of subjects I want to ... and not because I have to.
I would hate to have the pressure that must come with trying to earn a living from taking photos for others.