I am a documentary photographer, Lecturer in Photography and PhD candidate.
I document lives – mine, my family, people of all walks of life, yours. I capture pieces of it, I try and find the core of the everyday. I’ve been doing this since early high school when I fell in love with film photography and used to squirrel away in the darkroom under the stairs and watch the silver halides dance. After exhibiting here and overseas and having work in print, I started to tell the stories of families and weddings whilst simultaneously exploring my own research about how we take, curate, collect and interpret family photographs.
My main current research and social documentary work is a project highlighting the everyday lived experience in aged care as part of my Masters. Now, as part of my PhD I’m looking at the relationship older people have with the photographic object, situating myself within several aged care facilities to see, hear and document their stories. I am also the current State Library of Queensland Placemaking Fellow 2019-2020.
And, since every story has a narrator, and so I always sneak a shot of the shooter.
Here are a few.