After spending the past 5 or so years working full-time in design, illustration and advertising jobs, 2013 was my first year out in the wild as a “photographer”. And by out in the wild, I mean working from my bedroom. Classy.
I had a little crack at street, portraiture, weddings, music videos, and the awesome opportunity of, twice, speaking at the A Bit More Soul conference in NZ – first in the south island, then in the north. I also go to tick off a bucket-list item via a Moran Prize finalist entry, and was lucky to have a bunch of stuff published, sometimes even words.
Thanks to all the rad couples that had me down, and especially to Eric Ronald, Nordica, Mike Hill, Bayly & Moore, Jake Thomas, and A Bit More Soul for helping me do what I love in Aus, USA, Italy, and New Zealand. Legendfaces.
Also a big thanks to Raw Digital & Film Lab for sponsoring my ass in 2013, which let me prioritise film in my personal work, and do silly things like spending 2 weeks in New York without taking a single digital image. Championheads.
2014 is going to move from being reactive to proactive, and there’s some sweet ass projects in the works. We (my talented good buddies John Deer, Lilli Waters, and moi) have just opened up a communal studio space of our own in Melbourne, which means a whole bunch of cool things.
I can’t wait.
Here’s a mixed bunch of everything, mostly out of order, sometimes out of place, but always showing how different genres of shooting can feed into each other. I hope.