Actor's headshots: Tom

While I was at uni, I had the chance to be a fly on the wall on a couple of films which were being produced by graduating students from the Griffith Film School. It was interesting to go behind the scenes on film sets, but I also made quite a lot of new friends, including Tom, who is a great actor in the Brisbane area.

Tom was recently signed with an acting agency, and he approached me to shoot some dynamic headshots for him to help update his folio. These are the results.

If you're looking for a photographer in Brisbane for headshots, portraits, model folios, or any people-oriented photography, please feel free to contact me for an obligation free quote.



"The Shoot" competition entry

Over the past few years, I have had a growing interesting in film making. Although I still focus on photography as my medium of choice, I would love to direct a film or two at some point in my career. 

I recently heard of a competition (called "The Shoot") to win a film masterclass with Baz Luhrmann. I assumed that others with more experience specific to film would be entering and I didn't really expect to win, but I wanted to enter into the Director category anyway.

The prize for the Director category went to a very  deserving winner who appears to have a lot of experience in film making, and I'll be interested to follow the progress of the masterclass.

Still, I am quite proud of my entry, and wanted to share it, especially since I made this small body of work in a very short amount of time. The entry requirement was to tell a story in 8 images along with a half page explanation of the story (see below).



Untitled Film  Stills

"While living within the confines of her peculiarly strict and isolated upbringing, a young woman explores her true identity and attempts to reconcile this with the values which have been instilled in her from a young age.

The woman’s exploration is frowned upon by her close-knit, conservative community. Sheltered from the outside world, the young woman is faced with the conflict between exploring her identity and losing all that she has ever known or conforming to her family’s values and losing her individuality.

This personal story plays out against the backdrop of a farm which has not seen rain in months and is at risk of becoming unsustainable. This risk threatens the tightly wound fabric of the self-sustaining community and would force all of its members to re-integrate with the “world” at large, and risk having their tightly held values become diluted.


The story explores the impact of isolation on personal identity and the creation of artificial authority by self appointed community leaders.

There are also deeper allegorical aspects to this tale, which ask the viewer to consider how communities find their values and how personal identity is formed, especially in a feminine context."


I like to think that I might be able to use this as the basis for a short film in the future. With a bit of work, of course...

Fashion Designer Portraits

I was recently approached by a friend of a friend who was intending to create a book of interviews with up-and-coming fashion designers.

 My role in this project was to create some beautiful portraits and detail shots of the designers in their environment, be it their studio or their home.

Unfortunately, the project has been put on hold for the time being, but on the plus side, that means that I can share a couple of my favourite images from the first two shoots without having to wait for the book to be published!

Rebecca Jack of Peony Swimwear

This was a fun project to work on, and hopefully we'll be able to pick it up again later and see it through to completion...

What I'm working on...

After finishing my degree, I decided to take a couple of months off from photography to regroup and think about where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. Not long ago, I decided that the time had come to get back into the swing of things.

I'm currently working on a project taking photos for a book of interviews with up and coming fashion designers, which I hope to be able to share soon. In the mean time, though, I'm glad to be able to share this collection of images from my recent test shoot with Bridget McMahon from Vivien's models. This was the first time I'd picked up the camera since taking a break. I'm so glad to now be shooting regularly again, and I'm looking forward to being able to share some more images soon.