Recent Work

Craft Beer Industry Conference & Awards

A little over a week ago, my phone rang. There was a lot of noise in the background, and the caller explained that she was in a beer warehouse. "There are worse places to be", I thought.

"What are you up to next week?", she asked.

Luckily, I was free all week, so was brought on to cover the Australian Craft Beer Industry Association's annual conference and awards, which were in Brisbane for the first time. It was a really busy week, with long days and late nights, with quick turnaround of photographs for social media use by the event's PR team from Red Stockholm.

The week started out with the judging sessions for the awards, which were ultimately taken out by Little Creatures Pilsner. You can check out the full list of winners at the CBIA site.

Next up was the Australian Craft Beer Conference and Trade Show, held at the new Royal International Conference Centre at the RNA Showgrounds, commencing with a keynote speech from tech entrepreneur and Shark Tank 'shark' Steve Baxter, and followed by a welcome BBQ at the Stockmen's Bar & Grill.

And finally, the week concluded at Lightspace, with the awards ceremony, featuring a very cool Airstream Trailer bar, provided by Kegstar.

Environmental Portraits - Harmony Vision Care

Environmental portraits. They're always much more interesting than a headshot in front of a white background. Taking portraits in a person's home or workplace helps to tell their story, or the story of their business. Generally, environmental, or location portraits provide more context than a traditional studio portrait, and help subjects be more relaxed in familiar, less 'formal' surroundings. 

Recently, I was engaged to shoot some promotional images for Harmony Vision Care, an optometry clinic on the Gold Coast, who specialise in vision health for children. With that in mind, we created a series of portraits of the staff interacting with a patient, using some of the tools they use every day in the clinic.

CEDA Lunchtime Events

As well as travelling around the place and getting up early in the morning to cover events for Supersport Images, I've also recently photographed a couple of events in Brisbane for CEDA - the Committee For Economic Development of Australia. First was an event on investment and competitiveness in the agribusiness sector, and the second was all about Queensland's future energy policy.

As is my preference for these type of events, my focus is always on capturing candid moments and connections between attendees, rather interrupting conversations for awkward, posed 'social' shots. 

Springbrook National Park

Recently, I've mostly been photographing people. Corporate portrait, events, promotional, sport. They help pay the bills, but gosh I love getting out and photographing some nature.

As long as I've lived in Brisbane, I've only been to Springbrook National Park a couple of times, usually opting for the slightly shorter drive to Tamborine. But yesterday, I decided to drive those extra few kilometres along winding mountain roads and across single lane bridges to Purling Brook Falls.

After which, I paid my first visit to the very popular Natural Bridge