Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…
It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
— Aaron Siskind
One of the rituals of a family holiday growing up was heading into town to drop off rolls of film to be developed. In the week that it took for those negatives to be developed, I’d plunge headfirst back into childhood.
Days filled with the rituals of lessons, after-school activities, and trying (and failing) to fit in with the cool kids.
When the weekend rolled around, I’d almost forgotten that we’d ever been away.
But then came the thrill of the weight of that little envelope in my hands, a faintly acidic aroma still clinging to the paper. As much a part of the summer as the tang of salt water and the heady Jasmine-scented sweetness of my mum’s Piz Buin sunscreen.
Spilling those glossy memories across the kitchen table felt like stepping into a time machine. Frozen grins on ice cream-smeared mouths. Tanned faces squinting up at the sun. Half-forgotten landscapes painted in greens, blues and golds as far as the horizon.
All these years later and a photo still feels like magic to me. A way to hold a fragile memory in your hand and bring it to life as vividly as if it happened only yesterday.
In the name of getting the perfect shot, I’ve dragged 18kg of camera gear up mountains, learned how not to hold my breath underwater, and mastered the art of flying my drone home on 30 seconds of battery life (11/10 do not recommend unless you’re actively pursuing a heart attack).
Whether it’s on my phone, my drone or my full-frame camera, every trip I take involves taking photos. I think that every shot is a new opportunity to learn and explore the beauty of the world around us.
So on this page you’ll find everything I’ve learned in over thirty years of wielding a camera. From photography gear guides to tips and tricks and location guides, it’s all here. I really hope these help you elevate your photos to the next level.
If you’d like to hire me to take photos for you or license any of my photos, please visit my work with me or contact page.