Over the past two decades, I have devoted myself to documenting and capturing the behaviour of humpback whales in Tonga, a group of islands in the middle of the South Pacific. In 2019 I asked Director Stefan Andrews to join me in Tonga and produce a documentary about these amazing creatures and my experience learning about the intricate lives of these gentle giants. Over the past 20 years I have been collecting data to support the research efforts of many organisations. In 2014 I launched a research initiative called the Tongan Fluke Collective, which encourages visiting photographers to donate tail shots in an effort to identify individuals and learn more about the Humpback whale population in Tonga. The film shows the beauty of these majestic creatures and explores Scott’s close connection to these animals and showcases a fascinating variety of unique whale behaviour.
Proud to be part of the AIPP team representing Australia in the World Photography Cup 2021. Announced this week my image “Killer Instincts” made the top 10 finalist in Nature category for Australia. This is one of the most prestigious fine art photographic competitions of the year with some of the best images and image makers from across the globe. The 2021 announcement is scheduled for April.
Shotkit lets you take a peek inside the camera bags of working professionals, and they recently published a feature about my work and my current project 360in360. This project is 4 yeas in the planning and thanks to the support of Olympus, we have had the right equipment to make this project such a success. Thanks to Shotkit for the feature.