Artist of the Year – GLOBE Awards finalist

Sure, I’m an event, portrait and wedding photographer but I am also a very passionate artist and an activist. I believe in equality, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or age.

Since 2014 I have been working on a photographic art project for marriage equality, called The In Bed Project.

The project has received great press, featuring in local papers, mainstream press and even archived in the National Library of Australia – Pandora Digital Archives. The reach of the project has been far greater than I ever thought possible when I first started this journey.

Last month I had the honour of being selected as a finalist in the category of “Artist of the Year” at the 2016 GLOBE awards (Gay Lesbian Organisation Business Enterprise)

It was an amazing feeling to be nominated and to have my work within the LGBTI community acknowledged. A lot of energy went into creating the project. With over 130 portraits from around Australia and New Zealand, it was no small feat.

I’d like to thank all the In Bed Project participants, for their support. It took courage to let a random stranger into your homes (and bedrooms) and to share your stories.

Over the last two years I have met some truly amazing and inspiring people. Over endless of cups of tea I have laughed and cried and forged many friendships.

I didn’t win the award, but do I feel like I walked away a winner? Damn right I do!

Much love folks and thanks again xxx

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What’s the difference between a Same-Sex wedding and not a Same-Sex Wedding?

Short answer, nothing! Long answer, nothing!

That may come as a surprise to you, but it’s true. Love is Love.

I have photographed over 100 same-sex families and without a doubt, we are all the same. We love, we laugh, we cry, we get stuck in peak hour traffic. Same same.

Every wedding I’ve ever photographed whether it’s here in Australia or overseas,  has always been about family, love and celebration, regardless of gender or sexuality.

#lovewins

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Why I do the things I do…

I have always believed that art has the power to make change possible. Part of my work as the social photographer is connecting communities and merging social activism and art for change. Photography allows you to put a face to issues, to tell stories that would otherwise remain untold and lost in the noise.

There will always be rally’s for change and they have their place, but art takes away the noise and reveals the everyday people effected. Since May 2014 I have been working on a Marriage Equality project inspired by John and Yoko 1969 Bed-In for Peace.

The In bed Project, like John and Yoko’s Bed-In, simply portrays people in their bed. The project is on-going, so if you would like to show your support for Marriage Equality, please get in touch.

be the change that you wish to see in the world.
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Women of Letters

“Women of Letters is an afternoon that celebrates a diverse range of strong female talent whilst simultaneously raising funds for Victorian animal rescue shelter, Edgar’s Mission. Co-curated by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire, the monthly occasion brings together five of Melbourne’s best and brightest writers, musicians, politicians and comedians in celebration of the beautiful lost art of letter-writing”.

make time to share your skills and to give something back to your community

I love being invited to photograph Women of Letters. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday, awesome women, great stories, fund raising. If you haven’t been, you should.

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