2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Finalist - The Watering Hole
Category Winner - "Our Impact"
The Watering Hole is part of my larger body of work focusing on the town of Menindee, NSW. In early 2019, Menindee suffered one of its most devastating environmental catastrophes ever, as over a million fish died in the Darling River at Menindee. I traveled to the town several times during the South Australia school holidays last summer and I photographed the unimaginable scenes of dying or dead animals & birds and, in general, the enormity of the dire situation there. The image was on display at the South Australian Museum and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney in late 2019 and will be moving to other Australian states.
2016 Bowness Prize Finalist - Wonderland
Wonderland is a portrait of a confident little girl named Harriet. She's wise beyond her years, yet she still lives in Wonderland, where everything is mysterious.
2015 Bowness Prize Finalist - Bella, Cooper Park Creek
Bella is a quiet teenager that I've known for several years. She is a lot like me, creative, quirky and quick. She keeps you guessing and you always wonder what she's thinking. Bella accompanied me to the 2015 Bowness Prize night to see the image. It was a surreal experience for her as much as it was for me.
2015 ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year Finalist - The Guardian
The ANZANG is held at the South Australian Museum each year. My photograph of a young falcon was the first mobile phone image to make it as a finalist. I had seen this falcon many times, but on this day, I was supposed to be away and happened to return early - I was in the right place at the right time.
2013 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - Singing Angels
This image of my son, Zach, singing during the Scots College speech night was one of those "lucky" shots. My son, Zach and his classmates, were singing the Australian national anthem at the speech night event at Sydney's Town Hall. All of the boys looked angelic as they sang, thus the name, "Singing Angels."