I first went to sea as a deckie aboard
a 1920's launch, long-line fishing
during school holidays from 7 yrs of age.
Exposure to the wonders of maritime Auckland
totally changed my formative inner city perspective.
I was entrusted with my mother's precious
Kodak Instamatic and so began my
An indifferent school career was not wasted
by escaping to the school darkroom.
My portfolio gained me photographic employment in the
government department of
Scientific and Industrial Research
Returning from travel in the US and Mexico I was photographer at the Auckland City Art Gallery
I eventually left to pursue a documentary project
"The Road People of Aotearoa"
Raising my son as a solo parent then became my priority
I resolved to start building a Maritime Stock Library to fund my photographic documentation of classic and heritage vessels .
I Lived aboard my yacht for ten years at
Waiheke Island in Aucklands Hauraki Gulf
During Employment as
Technical Photographic Instructor
at 'Elam' school of Fine Arts at the
University of Auckland.
Free-lancing in my areas of speciality
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