1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I grew up on a farm in Tasmania! My parents grew vegetables and still live down there, it was in Tassie my passion for landscape photography started because its so damn beautiful!
Growing up in the country was amazing, however I imagine it was a big shock when I said I wanted to leave and head to Melbourne to go to Photography School.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
Photography and creating films has become not just my job but my life, when Im not creating work for clients I love travelling and shooting new locations for myself, especially when it comes to getting amongst the wilderness. I think I love the mountains the most because of how small it makes you feel. The realisation that we aren't as big as we think we are is a pretty good one to have, and the hills are always a solid reminder of that! Snowboarding is probably my second biggest passion and I try to head out of Australia somewhere new each year to get a taste of that fresh snow.
3. What are your goals for the future?
My goals are constantly changing, and for that reason I try not to make to many specific ones. Making the most of the opportunities that present themselves is probably one of the things that has helped me get to where I am right now.
Now I'm trying to learn to create those opportunities for my self a little more but basically if it involves a camera and seeing the world then lets have it!!
4. What is your definition of success?
Such a doozy of a question. Over the last few years I feel I have really learnt a lot about this. Watching the online instagram battle of photography is crazy, everyone wants to be the best, create the craziest image, book the biggest clients, travel the most or to the "coolest" places etc. etc. But what is the point if you aren't enjoying the journey? I feel like that is what success is becoming for me, enjoying the now, living your life without expectations of what you should be doing and where you should be going. Take your own perspective and just lap up every minute of who you are and what you are doing, for me thats creating!
I’m definitely still working on this myself, but for me, my version of success is that happiness and contentment of what you are experiencing. If you don't like what you’re doing it doesn't matter who you are, you can change it.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
Oh man, since starting making films I feel like I always have so many projects on the go, which is super fun but also very demanding!
One that Im super excited about starting soon is a film about an artist named Miso, her work is incredible and I can't wait to learn more about her process and what helps push her to create.
Artist/bio films like this always get me so excited because not only do you both learn so much but you can collaborate on creating something that will capture that part of life for the artist or person in that moment, and help other people learn about that life and creative pursuit! I think its really important as artists to always look outside of our own field.
Beyond this I will be heading over to LA again soon for Sony Kando trip 2.0 which I'm stoked for!
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