I am a natural light photographer who loves to shoot in the ocean and tropical places. I aim to help you to see these idyllic locations in a different and unique way. I hope my images evoke the calm serenity that I experience being in the ocean and help you feel as if you are there with me.
The beauty found in our natural world is very important to me, and I hope to contribute to it’s conservation. For this reason, I choose to work only with eco-conscious brands and organisations.
If you’d like to shoot with me, please feel free to get in touch.
Where do you live?
I’m currently living on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. I’m actually from London in the UK, but I’ve been travelling with work for nearly 8 years. I still have no fixed address. I travel with everything I own, so my possessions are very limited. But I am looking to settle down in Noosa very soon!
What inspired you to become a photographer?
As a marine biologist and diver, I’ve always had a camera I could take underwater with me so I could show people the cool stuff I see diving. But I didn’t pick up a decent DSLR until 2015, when I met the legendary surf photographer Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson working in the Maldives. I found him so inspiring and encouraging - he helped me choose my first cameras and lenses. I’m very fortunate that I get to travel to some amazing countries and photography is a way of capturing the beauty of each place. I only wish I’d invested in a decent camera years ago.
What is your favourite thing to photograph?
My favourite place to take photos is in the ocean. I like to shoot surfing and animals, and just the water itself. I love being in crystal clear water and photographing the beautiful patterns in the sand. The ocean is my happy place so I aim to show other people it’s beauty how I see it. Oh and I love tropical storms.
What equipment do you use?
I have two bodies – the Nikon D750 and D7200 as my crop frame. I have a 400 mm telephoto lens for photographing surfing, a 16-35 mm wide angle, a 50 mm prime, and a standard kit lens. For underwater photos I used to use a mirrorless Olympus PEN with a wide angle lens and dome port, which is a very budget set-up that you can read more about here. I have recently upgraded to Aquatech to house my Nikon D750 and wide angle lens.
Who inspires you?
I love the work of Morgan Maassen, Brandon Verdura, Sean Scott, and Warren Keelan. They all photograph the ocean (mostly) but have very different styles. I think that’s what I love about photography – that everyone sees things differently so you have the opportunity to open other people’s eyes.