I have spent more than 40 years in the photographic industry as a photographer, writer, teacher and consultant. My photographs are held in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia and the State Library of NSW.
Although I am American by birth, my career as a photographer began in London in the 1970′s, shooting mostly for magazine and book publishers. I photographed authors, celebrities, bands and people of all sorts.
Since arriving in Sydney in 1980 I have shot for many major Australian and International corporations and have completed thousands of editorial assignments for leading publications. Though I’m best known as a people shooter my work has included advertising, architectural, industrial and corporate photography.
The portraits in this archive span a quarter of a century from 1974 to 1999. In that time I photographed thousands of people, almost always on location, usually at their place of work. The images presented here are, as yet, only part of the total archive. As more film is scanned I will continue to add faces to this website. If you do not find a person you are looking for try the list of persons photographed but not yet digitized.
Most of the people I photographed were then or are now important and influential. Some are widely known to the world, some to a smaller circle. Many will sadly never be photographed again. Nearly all were kind and gracious to me and I thank them for sharing their time and often their wisdom. It is to all of them I dedicate this website.
My subjects were a varied and fascinating lot to meet and photograph. Here there are politicians, entrepreneurs, union leaders, scientists, artists, administrators, academics. industrialists, sports people, philanthropists, philosophers, criminals, doers and dreamers.
Almost every image has been published, some a number of times. Each shot represents only one frame of film from a session so there are many more images to be scanned.
I hope you enjoy these photographs.
Most of the images in this archive were captured on medium format 100 ISO color transpanency 120 roll film, process E-6. I used Bronica 6×6 and 6×4.5 cameras in the early years and Hasselblad 6×6 cameras thereafter. The remainder was shot on Canon bodies and lenses. Film stock was from AGFA, Fuji, Kodak and Polaroid.