Freelance Writer/Photographer (2010-2012, 2014 – current)
I write and photograph feature length travel articles on a freelance basis. These have been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Newspaper and The Sunday Telegraph among others. I also write for a number of other online publications.
Picture Editor, Australian Associated Press (AAP) (2012-2014)
I managed a team of 14 permanent photojournalists/picture researchers and approximately 15 regular freelancers. My role included exercising my news judgment to ensure we were providing imagery for daily news, entertainment, arts features and sport stories.
Photojournalist/Deputy Picture Editor, Australian Associated Press (AAP) (2011- 2012)
Photography: As a staff photographer I covered news and entertainment events. These pictures were syndicated and widely published.
Picture Editing: As a deputy picture editor my duties included: supporting the picture editor, responding to breaking news content and identifying stories of pictorial interest.
Assistant Picture Editor, The Australian Newspaper (2006-2011)
In this part time position my duties included helping the picture editor manage the workflow of 10-20 photographers across the country, monitoring the news wire and identifying pictures of interest, researching photos for use in the paper and acting as a liaison between editors and photographers. I was also acting picture editor at the Weekend Australian Magazine throughout January 2010.
Deputy Picture Editor, Australian Associated Press (AAP) (2006-2010)
As listed above.
Photographic Assistant, Black and White Magazine (Studio Magazines) (2004-2005)
I completed regular high end retouching work for ‘Black and White’ Magazine, ‘Bambini’, ‘Studio Brides’, and a roster of independent photographers.
Freelance Graphic Artist (2004-2007)
I designed pamphlets, posters, booklets, book and CD covers for a variety of clients. Regular clients include, Sydney West Area Health Service, Curtin University, University of Western Sydney and Mission Australia.
Picture Researcher (promoted to Supervising Picture Research after 6 months), Australian Associated Press (AAP) (2003- 2005)
In this position my duties included: picture research for a variety of book, magazine and newspaper clients.
Photographic Assistant, Mike Lyon Photography (1999-2003)
In this position my duties included; high end photographic retouching and assisting on commercial photographic shoots.
Volunteer Work (1999-current)
I was a founding member of the Australian League of Immigration Volunteers, Villawood Detention Centre (2002-2004) – an organisation that set up activities for children in detention. I also spent a couple of years doing arts activities with women who had moderate to severe disabilities, and continue to do occasional design work for several refugee rights groups.
Graduate Diploma in Journalism, University of Technology, Sydney (distinction average/not completed) (2012)
Graduate Diploma in Expressive Therapies, University of Western Sydney (high distinction average/not completed) (2004)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of N.S.W. (1993-1996)