I am a self-taught photographer. Since the early 90’s, I have been taking photographs with my old Nikon manual film camera. With the advent of digital, I retained the same approach to photography by using film-based techniques on a digital platform. I still use film of course and the contemplative nature to film photography still stays with me. My focus in photography is to capture the moment as it is seen or felt at that time. Hence, very little post-processing is applied to the images that I take.
I turned professional in 2015 with my first exhibition in Fitzroy. Invoke/Momentum is a collection of black and whites taken on film and digital since 2008. I was invited back to Malaysia that year to anchor the visual segment of the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival with that series. Invoke/Momentum has been exhibited in a few locations in Melbourne and Sydney since then.
My approach to photographic art is to create bodies of work that are first conceptualised either through inspired observation or my surroundings. Consequently, two bodies of work were inspired within the Dandenong Ranges National Park in Kalorama where I have a home studio.