A couple of months ago I received an email reminding me that submissions for Capture Magazine’s annual Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer competition, were due. On the last day I hastily threw together a few collections of images I had been working on - all shot over our summer holidays. With a busy couple of months I completely forgot about my entries so when my Capture magazine arrived in the mail I was shocked to see my name in print, not one but three times. All of the three sets of images I had submitted made it into the Top Ten for their respective categories - receiving 3rd and 7th position in the Documentary/Photojournalism category for my family documentary work and 8th in the Portrait category for a collection of portraits of my daughter Lola. Success in any artistic pursuit should not measured by awards and accolades - art is personal and subjective. However, in this often lonely business, to have your work recognised by those you admire and respect is a wonderful and validating feeling.
I have been particularly slack at updating this page so I thought to celebrate it was a good opportunity to share my three sets here.
Capturing Lola - 8th place, Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer, Portrait Category
All the Ways I Love You - 3rd place, Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer 2019, Documentary/Photojournalism category
One Summer - 7th Place, Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer 2019, Documentary/Photojournalism category