About Rob...

I'm a recovering teacher with a photography problem. I try to find the shot where nobody else is looking for it.

For me, the essential element in any image is energy, whether it's the energy of the subject in a dynamic portrait or the environmental energy in a landscape; whether it's explicit in movement, or implicit in mood.

Those who dismiss post-processing as creative heresy fail to appreciate the many hours, days, sometimes years the great pioneers of photography spent in the darkroom interpreting and re-interpreting  their iconic work to convey that intrinsic energy.

In the words of Ansel Adams: You don't take a photograph, you make it.

A successful image seduces the viewer into the visual narrative...


Bio:

Born in Sydney, Australia many moons ago, I've been waving a camera around since not long after this shot was taken...

Recent Awards, Achievements and Acceptances:

*     May 2019:  Highly Commended, Landscape Portfolio - Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers, Capture Magazine, Australia

*     April 2019: Finalist, Landscape – West Australian Photographic Federation (WAPF) ClickWest, Perth,Western Australia

*     April 2019: Finalist, Landscape (2 images) – Mandurah Landscape & Portrait Prize, Western Australia

*     March 2019: FIAP Ribbon - Scapes, Cape Town International Digital Photography Salon, South Africa (FIAP 2019/04,PSSA #A2019/08)

*     March 2019: 1 acceptance –Scapes, Cape Town International Digital Photography Salon, South Africa (FIAP2019/04, PSSA #A2019/08)

*     February 2019: Salon Silver Medal – Nature(Projected), Maitland International Salon of Photography, Australia (FIAP 2019/19, APS 2019/01)

*     February 2019: 1 acceptance – Travel, Maitland International Salon of Photography, Australia (FIAP 2019/19, APS2019/01)

*     February 2019: 1 acceptance – Open Colour, Maitland International Salon of Photography, Australia (FIAP 2019/19, APS2019/01)

*     December 2018: 2 acceptances – Monochrome, 43rdAustralian Photographic Society (APS) National Exhibition Digital, Australia (APS 2018/24)

*    December 2018: 1 acceptance – Nature, 43rd Australian Photographic Society (APS) National Exhibition Digital, Australia (APS 2018/24)

*    December 2018: 1 acceptance – Open Colour, 43rd Australian Photographic Society (APS) National Exhibition Digital, Australia(APS 2018/24)

*    September 2017: 3 images longlisted – Fremantle International Portrait Prize, Perth, Western Australia

*    June-August 2017: Exhibitor by invitation –“Journeys” exhibition, WA Photographic Federation, Fremantle Maritime Museum,Perth, Western Australia

*    May 2016: Finalist - Best New Portfolio, WAPF ClickWest, WA Photographic Federation, Perth, Western Australia

*    March 2016: Winner – Perfect 10 Summer Down Under Photo Challenge; Pentax Australia

*    November 2015: 1 acceptance – Open Colour, 9th International Salon Daguerre, Paris (FIAP2015/257)

*    November 2015: 1 acceptance – Travel, 3rd Negeri Sembilan International Salon of Photography, Kuala Lumpur (FIAP2015/364)

*    November 2015: 1 acceptance – Open Colour, 3rd Negeri Sembilan International Salon of Photography , Kuala Lumpur (FIAP 2015/364)

*   October 2015: 1 acceptance – Landscape; 1st Semberija 2015, Bosnia & Herzegovina International Salon of Photography , Sarajevo (FIAP 2015/369)

*   August 2015: National Star Contributor – Photography, ABC Open, Australia

*   May 2015: Exhibitor by Invitation - ABC Open Photo+StoryExhibition, Environmental Portraits; Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury, Western Australia

*  October 2014: Finalist & highest scoring acceptance –Open Colour, Western Australian Photographic Federation (WAPF) Interclub Competition; Perth, Western Australia

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