About me

I am an Australian, currently living in Madison, WI. Since moving to North A
merica I have lived in New Brunswick, Canada and Socorro, NM. I have a PhD in Geology from Monash University in Australia, and have taught geology courses in both New Mexico and Wisconsin. I have been taking photos since high school (in Canberra, Australia), but got seriously into photography while enjoying the beauty of the Socorro area in New Mexico. I am now trying to make a part time living selling my photographs.

About the Photos

I have used a variety of cameras over the years. Until the end of 2011 I used Canon cameras with 4 lenses:
  • Canon 17-40 mm f4
  • Canon 50mm 1.8
  • Tamron 90mm macro
  • Canon 100-400mm
At the end of 2011 I decided to try out the micro 4/3 system.and purchased a Panasonic GH2 and a variety of lenses:
  • Panasonic 14mm f 2.5
  • Panasonic 20mm f1.7
  • Panasonic 45-175mm
I was beginning to realise that I didn't want to carry the heavier gear, and the m4/3 system provides a good compromise between weight and size and image quality.

Slides and negatives images were scanned with 4000dpi Nikon scanner. All images are optimized with Ligthroom and Photoshop on a Macintosh; currently I use an iMac, with an external monitor. I calibrate my screen with a Colormunki. Prints are produced on a Canon IPF5000 printer, with a variety of matte (currently Moab - Entrada paper) and semi-gloss papers (currently Ilford Gold Fibre Silk) This combination of pigment inks and paper ensures that the images are of near archival quality. Other papers are available on request.
The images on these pages are low resolution, and highly compressed. In order to truely appreciate these photos the actual prints must be seen.