I started my photography journey from high school figuring out how to use my first given camera. I soon realized that photography was more than just using gears and self-taught was not enough to take me further away in this journey. I then sought help from a photography instructor in an art school in China. I learned my studio and outdoor photography skills and learned how to appreciate photography with him. My second instructor based in Adelaide had shown me everything I need to know for being a professional portrait photographer.
Any type of shoots that is portrait based. I love shooting subjects that are able to talk back to me not something still and lifeless, and generally speaking, photographing human is my first choice.
I love shooting in the Japanese garden in South Terrace and the University of Adelaide. The Japanese garden provides a Zen feeling to my photos, whereas the buildings in the University of Adelaide gives me a lot of texture and colour to work with. Some of the alleys in the city are also really good locations depending on my type of shoots.
I began with photography when I was given a polaroid camera on my 18th birthday. At this point, Polaroid were discontinuing the film and I remember the bittersweetness of shooting the last film pack I had. From here, I was hooked on the magic. I found excitement in developing my own film negatives, in pushing the limits of digital photography and travelling the world to discover faces and places. I love translating my world, and that of others via my lens. I have never felt so liberated than when the camera is in my hand.
I love single portrait shoots the most. When subjects come into my studio with ideas, props - a willingness to be vulnerable and have a creative experience with me - thats when it is most fun and fulfilling.
I adore the area around my studio. There is everything from populated streets, to secluded gardens and historic backdrops within a 5 minute walk. Texture is abundant and the light at dusk is so perfect.
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
We have a ball coming up and would like to get pictures of the crowd
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