"A great photograph is one that fully
expresses what one feels in the deepest sense,
about what is being photographed, and is,
thereby a true manifestation of what one feels
about life in its entirety”
Photography and in particular garden photography,
has given me a great focus in life.
I'm particularly passionate about beauty and light
and having gardens as my canvas is ideal, as I
love to be outdoors and capture landscapes with
a human element to them.
dings are so important I think.
And, I know firsthand the pleasure and peace of
gardening and gardens.
It takes great skill, passion and
artistry to create many of the gardens I have
photographed. And, i
t's been an absolute
privilege to have a key into people's private
paradises around the world.
The ever-changing beauty in gardens are often
fleeting moments in time, never more so present
to me than in Japan. So, I love to capture these
as best as I can and it's been great to share
some of this through my magazine features and
garden photography competition entries.
I was thrilled to win
the inaugural International
Garden Photographer of the Year
for my image,
Kenrokuen Gardens, Kanazawa , Japan
. It's the world's premier plant and garden
photography competition and for the past five years I
have maintained a first, second or third placing.
Most recently in
March 2012, I received first place for the
Greening the City category for
my image of the High Line in New York city.
In 2010, I was awarded
Photographer of the Year" by
the UK Garden Media Guild. This was for
my photographs of Kirstenbosch botanic garden in
Cape Town, South Africa, published in Gardens
Illustrated magazine. →
For feature, please
Working freelance, I have featured in numerous
magazines in Australia and the UK, including:
Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden, Garden
Design Journal, UK Homes & Gardens, Country Style, House and Garden
(Australia and South Africa), Better
Homes and Gardens, ABC Gardening Australia and various National
My hope is to continue with magazine features.
My dream is to also move into books.
I am currently based on the Mornington
Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, but happy to
look at accepting commissions nationally or
Please feel free to
with any queries, commissioned work, print sales or
for information regarding licensing of images.