"Life is like a box of Chocolates"

This statement probably doesn't really reflect towards Photography, but to me it says that each day something comes along to make life just that little more interesting and challenging.

For the past 15 years I have been involved in the Entertainment and Film Industry... there is a saying on set "Hurry up and wait!".  

Well that is where it all started.  Up before dawn, horses and team on the road, on set ready to go...... hmmmm "Hurry up and wait!".  In the meantime, out comes the camera,  images, images and more images.

Yes that was the start and from then on I have never looked back!  

So I set about taking classes, watching tutorials, videos, picking the brains of many a photographer, experimenting and just taking the plunge.   I started out with a very basic 2nd hand kit, then revamped to a slightly better 2nd hand kit - to now almost my "bucket list" kit... maybe someday I will get there!   But it seems that with photography, there always seems to be that transition and constant learning that keeps you on your toes.

Photography has sent me to places in the world that I would never of thought to experience, met unbelievable people and made life long friendships.   Photography also has given me the motivation to forever learn, excel and create.

It still amazes me how you can look thru that little viewfinder, change a few buttons and then create an image totally amazing... and sometimes not so amazing, therein the area for improvement.  But that is all the fun and the challenge.

I don't know about you but I'm up for it!

  

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER - Replay Equestrian   www.replayclassifieds.com.au

OFFICIAL MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHER - Cavalia International Sarl

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER -  LOCAL HORSE MAGAZINE  www.localhorsemagazine.com.au

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER - PAN PACIFIC MASTERS GAMES, GOLD COAST 2010

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER - MASTERS GAMES, ALICE SPRINGS 2012

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER - CAVALIA (International Tour) 2012-2014

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER -  QRHA Championships 2014

 

Listed below are some of the Special Events, Films and Arena Spectaculars that I have had the pleasure to be part of.  

My roles have varied and include Event Coordinator, Choreographer, Creative, Horsemaster and Trainer.  

Some people only get these opportunities once in a life time and I feel very privileged to of spent these times with my equine friends!

Generally when I am not working with animals - I am photographing them.  Have I mentioned that I LOVE MY JOB!! 

I also have an alter alias -  Animals Downunder - here are a couple of the amazing events that I have had the 

  • "Welcome"  Opening Ceremony Sydney Olympics 2000  
  • "Cavalia" - Australian & International Tour 2012-2014
  • Opening Ceremony World Military Endurance Championships 2014
  • World Endurance Championships 2005 Dubai UAE -  Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • "Man from Snowy River Arena Spectacular" - Australian Tour
  • "Outback Thunder Arena Spectacular" - Brisbane & Melbourne Shows
  • "Australian Outback Spectacular" - Gold Coast
  • "Return of the Masters" Arena Spectacular - El Caballo Resort, Perth
  • "Waltzing Matilda Arena Spectacular" - Gold Coast & Toowoomba Shows
  • "Phar Lap Hero to a Nation" - Gold Coast Show
  • "Ned Kelly Arena Spectacular" - Gold Coast Show
  • Beaudesert Country & Horse Festival - Scenic Rim
  • "The Proposition" - Feature Film
  • "George of the Jungle 2" - Feature Film
  • "McLeods Daughters" - Series 2
  • "Koala in the Kitchen" - International Film
  • Wolfmother - Video 
  • "Gold Coast Tourism Awards" - Lee Kernaghan
  • Angel Flight Promotion - Sunshine Coast, Tania Kernaghan
  • Equitana Asia Pacific - The Mane Event, Melbourne & Brisbane
  • Australian Idol - National Finals Sydney Opera House

VISIT:-  www.animalsdownunder.com.au

  

 

 

 

DOWNUNDER PHOTOGRAPHY