I decided to become a cinematographer in the late 1990’s whilst I was studying Photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT.
I spent the best part of the late 90’s and early 2000’s working as a 2nd Camera Assistant on features, TV Series and Commercials. At the same time I was shooting and producing music videos, first with friends and then for record companies like Sony, EMI and Universal Music.
In 2006 I started shooting commercials. In 2009 I studied at the Australian Film Television and Radio School completing a Graduate Diploma – Cinematography.
In 2012 I invested in a Red Epic-X and Arri Zeiss Ultra Prime with a full complement of accessories. I want to be able to offer my clients the best quality images they can afford and also have a full Canon 7D production kit for more modest work.
I love collaborating with directors to help them capture honest and engaging performances. I thrive on creating worlds and moods with my lighting and camera work paying great attention to lens choice, camera placement and movement.
Whether it’s a film or a TVC I’m always striving to keep the viewer in the world of the story.
I thrive working under pressure and I’m a friendly, open and honest communicator
even when things get tense.
At the moment my favorite movie is Into The Wild, directed by Sean Penn. My favorite
photographer is… well it’s a tie between Bill Henson and Gregory Crewdson.