Originally from Melbourne, Australia, my love for photography began when my godfather bought me a camera for my 12th birthday. Taking photos thorough my teen years for sports related newspaper and magazines, mainly for free, it was after years of dead end jobs after high school finished that pushed me to follow my passion and attempt to become a sports photographer. After backpacking and photographing through Europe in the early 2000’s, with a Dutch and UK working visa in my passport, I ended up in London after running out of money and this is where I discovered Getty Images. With persistence and dedication to sport photography, almost 2 years after first hearing the Getty name, I became a Getty Images Field Editor which was like the modern version of working in the Dark Room. Selecting, photoshop editing and captioning images then sending to our client lists. In this role I worked and learned off some amazing photographers from around the world at events like the MTV Awards, Cannes Film Festival, both Football and Rugby World Cups, the Olympics, Champions League football, World Championships in Swimming, Diving, Hockey, Athletics and so on. After seven years of travelling the world editing and shooting on every day I wasn’t editing, the opportunity to become a staff sports photographer role in London for Getty came up which I jumped at.
Almost 10 years in London came to an end at the start of 2012 and I am now based in the Netherlands covering sports and occasionally news in Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, France and Germany.
In my time with Getty Images, I have been fortunate enough to photography the world’s best at championships and events from Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Badminton, Cricket, Curling, Darts, Diving, Duathlon, F1, Fencing, Figure Skating, Football, Free Running, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Horse Racing, Netball, The Olympics, The Paralympics, Polo, Race Walking, Rowing, Rugby, Show Jumping, Snooker, Speed Skating, Squash, Super Bikes, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Water Polo…..just to name a few.
The name Allsportsnapper for my twitter and website name is for a few reasons. Mainly it is in honour of the guys I admired and learned photography off who worked for a company called All Sport which Getty bought many years ago. These senior guys where and still are the best sports photographers in the world. The other main reason is what better way to sum up what I love to photograph….ALL SPORT!
Please feel free to ask me any questions through my contact page.