What’s your link to Townsville?
I made the move up north from Mackay when I was 17 to study Graphic Design and Photography at James Cook University. Townsville was a great city to live in fresh out of home.
Where are you now?
I’m living right by the beach in Sydney and am a commercial photographer working mainly with clothing labels and modelling agencies. I recently shot a campaign in Uluru for The Iconic and have a trip to Bali and New Zealand later this year to shoot with some exciting labels. My job allows me to meet some pretty incredible people and travel all around the world. Previously, photography has allowed me to work as a cruise ship photographer sailing out of New York City on the Hudson River, as a head photographer at online retailer Princess Polly, and live in London assisting on some of the industry’s biggest photo shoots. Living overseas and moving around has always allowed me to set new benchmarks and grow as an individual, but now I feel Sydney is a great place to call home and grow as a commercial photographer.
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
My degree was hugely important, in particular my lecturer Clive Hutchinson was a huge motivation in regards to fashion photography and inspiring me to take the leap… I love what I do and look forward to what the year ahead brings!
Do you still come back to Townsville to visit?
Yes, my family live all up the coast of Queensland.