I’m committed to capturing the true essence of the subject – to reveal what others may not have seen.
My core philosophy is that my work should create an emotional connection between the viewer and subject and inspire deeper thinking and conversation.
I find that the creative experimentation within my artistic work inspires my commercial assignments – and the discipline of commercial work informs my artistic endeavours.
I operate from a fully-equipped studio in Daylesford, where I also produce my own archival-quality prints.
SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale “See Me as I Am”, collaboration with Pinarc Disability Support, installation in Lydiard St, Ballarat
2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Projections Program, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Domestic Burlesque audio slideshow
2010 Convent Gallery Daylesford – Domestic Burlesque photo-documentary and performance photography
2009 Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Eat Me – Breakfast and Beer Cafe, Daylesford; Deserted Works – Eureka Centre, Ballarat
2007 Daylesford Foto Biennale – Incidentally Andes – Cliffys, Daylesford
2005 Daylesford Foto Biennale – Blinds– Chocolate Mill, Mt Franklin
2004 Convent Gallery, Daylesford – Angel Project CD images in collaboration with the Daylesford Women’s Community Choir
2002 In the Picture (Tim Burder & Kirsten Wilken) – Hill End Cafe and Gallery, Daylesford
2008-2011 – Board Member Ballarat International Foto Biennale
2008 – Member of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) – ongoing
AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS
2010 Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) – Silver Award – Landscape Category
2010 APPA – Silver Award – Fine Art Category
2009 APPA – Silver Award – Landscape Category
2008 ChillOut Photography Prize – Queer as Country Folk theme – Highly Commended
2008 APPA – Silver Award – Illustrative Category
2008 Victorian Professional Photography Awards – two Silver – Landscape Category
2008 International Aperture Awards (IAA) – Silver Award – Landscape Category
2008 IAA – Bronze Award – Science and Nature Category
2008 IAA – Silver Award – Landscape Category