My work is driven by a deep desire to form meaningful connections and ongoing personal relationships, exploring the ways us humans share memory, make culture, and find identity and belonging.
Over the last thirty years of social documentary practice I have created an extensive visual archive in collaboration with my shared Queer, First Nations and South Sea Islander communities, creating a unique archive of our times, which spans analogue and digital shifts in the industry, and crosses the millennium. I am a white fella with strong ties to the Mindjunbul peoples, Bundjulung Nation in Northern NSW.
Most recently in 2018 and again in 2023, the State Library of NSW’s Indigenous Acquisitions Unit acquired 200 selected images from my archive for their collection.
My work has been exhibited and published internationally, and at home, and I have been selected as a finalist in the Olive Cotton Portrait Award 2023, Australian Life Photographic Prize 2018 and 2023, the National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize 2007 and 2015, Moran Photographic Prize 2014 and a highly commended finalist for the Sydney Life Photographic Prize 2009.
I was co-producer, with photographer Roslyn Sharp, of the popular annual multimedia documentary event Cross Projections 2006-2013, invited to the judging panel for Head On International Photo Festival 2011-2015, and 2023.
Currently I am exhibiting at the State Library of NSW as part of the 50th Anniversary NSW Koori Knockout exhibition until August 2023, (touring regionally in 2023-2024) and Pride (R) evolution, until July 2023.
Exhibitions are also showing for Liberate, Customs House, Sydney, until July 2023 and The Party, UNSW Galleries, COFA, School of Art and Design, Paddington, closing April 2023.
Head On International Photo Festival in 2019 (Queerdom), 2021 (Humans being) and for Sydney World Pride in 2023, with exhibitions, artist talks and a book titled “Humans being.” Thirty Years of Queer Performance, Published by Clouds of Magellan Press, Melbourne, Australia.