My passion for surfing started at an early age. Back at school I rode my pushy 40 minutes from Eastlakes to Tama in the hope the surf was pumping. Chasing surf eventually led to overseas adventures, and I have been lucky enough to visit and surf in many an exotic location. It was during these trips that I started fooling around with a camera. While I began by shooting nature and landscapes I soon realised I most enjoyed taking photos of my mates surfing. I started Frothers to share my photos with the local frothin' community. While recently I have found myself in front of a camera as a Waverley Council Lifeguard, I feel most comfortable behind the camera taking photos of sunrises, storm squalls, and surf. To me Frothers is about providing a service to the people of the Eastern Suburbs. It is an outlet for groms to gain exposure and somewhere for us to share what has been photographed, filmed or talked about in the area.View some of my work
“It’s all about the Froth”
“I wake up. The sun filtering through my window and the sound of waves echoing in my dreams. With a yawn I roll out of bed, pull on my boardies (damp from yesterday’s late) and grab my board. As I crash down the staircase and into the early morning warmth I can feel that familiar sensation of little butterflies flitting about in my empty gut. A grin spreads across my face. Upon turning the corner I catch a first glimpse of the corduroy swell lines making their way to shore. Jogging across the sand sleep lifts and my eyes are bright. It’s pumping! I’m a super grom again, a puppy about to lose it with excitement! Chuckling to myself I dive in... I am a frother!”
We at Frothers are sharing this love of the ocean, sun and sand with you through a symposium of images, video and word. With contributors from around Sydney’s beaches we aim to capture the essence of our community, while acting as an outlet to showcase local talent in and out of the water.
I fell into surf photography by accident. Growing up in Bondi I was a member of the ITN Boardriders Club and I surfed semi professionally before becoming a full time firefighter. Having always had a passion for photography, Tracks magazine in the early 80?s discovered some of my personal images from surfing expeditions to Indonesia. Over the following decades my photographic career expanded to shooting many high profile assignments as a senior photographer for Tracks, Australian Surfing Life and Surfing Magazine in the USA. This exposure fortunately resulted in further contracts with Oakley, Ocean & Earth and Oneill, along with other companies who attained my services for their advertising campaigns. I feel very fortunate that these opportunities allowed me to travel and visit some of the most exotic locations on earth such as Hawaii, Tahiti, The Maldives, along with many others. As I know the majority of these talented guys that will be involved in the "new look" Frothers, I look forward to seeing some great images that the site will provide.View some of my work