The release of the Picture Healer signifies my big step in rebelling against an eating disorder’s demands to destroy myself. I have re-channelled the power of the destructive eating disorder into positive, self-enriching ventures with my camera. This is my decision, my journey, and I invite you to join me as I explore this freedom.
To the 2023 Australian of the Year critic – yes, it is okay to be ‘a bit fat’
This Australia Day, tensions have been high with a debate between those calling for a change to the date, those wanting to scrap it altogether, and those wanting to keep it as it is. The..
Adults step aside: Look to children for a lead
As adults, we wake each morning to the thought of another long and busy day. We may dread what lies ahead and hope we can get through it without major hiccups. This is in contrast..
Finding the silver lining to daily struggles
I have an idea of what the “perfect” life looks like. I see it in movies, TV shows, and stories. It’s the life I aspire to have. Just like many others. But is this realistic?..
Yesterday a landscape photographer, today a street photographer, tomorrow….
Is it possible to know where you will be in five, 10 or 15 years? Will you be in the same job? Perhaps you’ll create a family or relocate entirely. Right now, I’m wondering where..
Letter to my daughters – a basic toolkit for an enriching life
My Dear Daughters, At the tender ages of eight and 10, I expect you’ll roll your eyes and ignore my words of wisdom, gleaned as they are, from years of personal experience. I imagine you’re..
The incredible picture healer journey continues
Taxing, chaotic, challenging, a blur! Words come to mind as I sit and reflect on the previous six months. Juggling many roles and responsibilities on one day tends to blend into the next; no wonder..
On dreaming a little dream – and bringing it to reality
“I dream of painting, and then I paint my dream.” Vincent Van Gogh Dreams float in and out of our conscious thinking throughout our lives. Dreams are an essential part of being human. Dreaming about..
Looking forward to 2022 with hope
Two years have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic single-handedly shut down the entire world. The flow-on effect has been compelling. Life has been transformed into something resembling a mere stranger in the dark. We live..
Lessons, lightbulbs and looking ahead
New Year’s Eve 2020: “I have a great idea. I’m going to write and photograph a book documenting life throughout the Pandemic of 2020.” Just like that, I leapt headfirst into the new and lengthy..
The story I see unravelling behind a photograph
“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” Dustin Sparks, Landscape photographer. Two-and-half years have passed since I received a cathartic gift — my first sophisticated camera, a Nikon 5600. Thoughts experienced on that..