The Blue Mountains, in the Australian state of New South Wales, was my home for the first 17 years of my life. Wandering and exploring through this Australian high country bush-land wilderness, kindled in me a love of nature and a strong curiosity to discover and explore the natural environment of our Great South Land. I have always experienced exhilaration, relaxation, peace and personal fulfilment when walking, climbing, exploring and photographing throughout the fascinating and fragile World Heritage Wilderness Areas of Australia.
After leaving the Blue Mountains I journeyed to Tasmania for a Land Surveying career, and to fully explore and absorb the wild country of our island state. Through bush walking expeditions with the Launceston Walking Club I was able to experience the grandeur of the Tasmanian Wilderness, with journeys to many regions including the original Lake Pedder, Federation Peak and my favourite region, the magnificent Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. This region is featured in my 2012 book CRADLE MOUNTAIN – Majesty, Moods and Memories. During the years since our marriage I have explored and photographed Tasmania and mainland Australia with my wife, Sue, and family.
My Australian mainland photographic explorations have taken me to Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef islands, Hinchinbrook Island, the Far North Queensland Rainforests, Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks, Central Australia and Uluru, the Kimberleys, the Pilbara, Shark Bay, Cape Le Grand, the Nullabor Plain, the Great Ocean Road, the Otway Ranges, the Blue Mountains and South East Queensland. These regions, many of which are World Heritage Wilderness Areas, are featured together with Lake Pedder, Federation Peak and the Cradle Mountain Overland Track, in my 2008 book, AUSTRALIAN WILDERNESS and WANDERINGS – A Life Journey in The Great South Land.
I hope you enjoy the books and my images in the Galleries.