Thank you for stopping by to have a look at my website… Here is a quick bio on me written by me!
Originally from the UK, I started photography at age 12 with a 35mm camera bought from a friends dad. After leaving school, I pursued my passion for photography working in London as an assistant for a variety of photographers and also studied photography part time at Paddington Green (City of Westminster) before deciding to travel overseas.
With a Nikon FM2 camera in hand, rolls of Kodachrome 64 and a backpack, I travelled throughout the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the US over the next few years before finally settling in Australia at age 23. It was here that opportunity presented itself for me to get into helicopters and extend my passion for photography into the air. Not content with just taking aerial images, I became a commercial helicopter pilot in 1996.
Sydney Airport based, Blue Sky Helicopters was formed the same year and over the next 23 years, I built an aviation business specialising in aerial photography/filming, media, aerial firefighting, charter and tourism. In 2019, I sold the Blue Sky brand but continued with my other aviation business (formed in 2015), BLACK OPS HELICOPTERS. I am a 8000+hr helicopter pilot here in Sydney but when the opportunity presents, I continue to travel overseas to photograph wildlife.
Having now visited every continent on earth, I have an extensive library of indelible images from my travels, however, my main subject matter is African wildlife, large and small from elephants to ants! I also have a great interest in the conservation of the animals I photograph and the communities I visit.
Images are available as acrylic blocks, framed art shots, home furnishings & large scale (limited edition) wall mounted prints. Prices from AU$125 to AU$2500…
5% of all wildlife sales are donated to The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
The SWT is dedicated to the protection and conservation of wildlife and habitats in Kenya. Best known for the rescue and hand-rearing of milk dependent orphaned baby elephants and rhinos, so that they can return to the wild when grown, the SWT also manages anti-poaching teams, mobile veterinary units and community outreach programs.