Born in Yallourn, Victoria in 1951, he always appreciated Australian wildlife and landscapes.
His grandfather and father were both very good at drawing and painting, and whilst he was keen on “having a go”,he never felt he could meet their standards so photography became his way of expressing his love of nature.
In the mid 1970’s, he started to do some serious landscape photography and kept at it throughout the next decades, but work and family commitments delayed his taking up photography professionally.
In the last ten years he has had the opportunity for more travel and he has taken up photography seriously once again. The change from analogue to digital also encouraged him to fully explore the new medium and he is currently studying a Diploma of Photography and Digital Media at Melbourne Polytechnic, Fairfield Campus.
Last year he was awarded the “2016 AIPP Victorian Epson Student of the Year” for photographs entered into the Illustrative, Wildlife and Landscape categories.