Born and bred in Newcastle, Australia, I am inspired by the local relaxed beach lifestyle. My photographs combine an observed realism with a touch of quirkiness. I like finding the humour or the prettiness in an ordinary scene. Art has always been a big part of my life, studying Fine Arts, co-founded a business representing Australian artisans, and organising local artisan events. I am passionate about sharing my creative visions and supporting emerging artists. A few years back, I was confronted with almost losing my life, and in consequence, as part of my rehab, I picked up my camera again to keep me company on my walks. Photography now, is very much a part of who I am now, it has become my escape from everyday life.