About

Influences

Werner Bischof

For me Werner Bischof is the greatest photographer of the 20th century. His use of metaphors (vertical representing life, horizontal death), his non invasive approach, his mastery of lighting and his humanity distinguish his work.

David Goldblatt

In demonstrating the subtleties of everyday life are worth photographing and in exploring how societal values are formed, David Goldblatt is very important.

Joseph Koudelka

Whenever I resent the time I spend on photography I remember Joseph Koudelka‘s extraordinary commitment. Whenever I am pleased with my work, I recall his haunting images and move on

Hiroh Kikai

Hiroh Kikai for me is direct descendent of August Sander.

Eve Arnold

Her book ‘In Britain’is brilliant.

August Sander

The only photographer to have captured an entire society, August Sander is extraordinary.

Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter‘s book ‘Early Color’ liberated me from the shackles of seeking technical perfection.

Jan Banning

Jan Banning’s book ‘Comfort Women’ is a book of genius – documenting a horrendous practice by highlighting the dignity of its victims

Awards

2015 ADDON EXHIBITION – INVITEE

In May 2015 I was invited to take part in the AddOn exhibition, part of the HEAD ON Photo Festival.

2014 THE STATE LIBRARY OF NSW

The State Library of NSW purchased 25 of my works for its collection and a photobook.

2014 ADDON EXHIBITION – INVITEE

In May 2014 I was invited to take part in the AddOn exhibition, part of the HEAD ON Photo Festival.

2013 – MORAN PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE – FINALIST

My portrait ‘Mourning an Elder’ may be seen here.

2013 – National Portrait Gallery

My portrait of the poet Peter Skryznecki OAM was purchased by the National Portrait Gallery.

2013 featured HEAD On Exhibition ‘The Silent Sea’

As part of Sydney’s Head On Photo Fesival, I was invited to exhibit my work The Silent Sea’ at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney.

2012 THE STATE LIBRARY OF NSW

The State Library of NSW purchased 20 of my works for its collection.

2012 Random Excellence by the blog, The Online Photographer

To be blogged by Mike Johnson has been the most rewarding recognition to date, if only for the comments made by his readers. Read the blog by clicking Random excellence: John Slaytor

2012 HEAD ON EXHIBITION ‘Lost in transit”

As part of Sydney’s Head On Photo Fesival, I was invited to exhibit my work ‘Lost in transit‘ at Global Gallery, Paddington.

2011 NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE – FINALIST

My portrait ‘Young girl in a dance class‘ was a finalist in the National Portrait Gallery’s 2011 National Photographic Portrait Prize

2011 SMH SHOOT THE CHEF PORTRAIT PRIZE – FINALIST

My portrait of Chef Ajoy Joshi of nilgiri’s restaurant delivering a tiffin meal to the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore,was a finalist in the 2011 Shoot the Chef Competition.

2011 ADDON EXHIBITION – INVITEE

In May 2011 I was invited to take part in the AddOn exhibition, part of the HEAD ON Photo Festival.

2011 MORAN PHOTOGRAPHIC PRIZE- SEMI-FINALIST

I was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Moran Photographic Prize with my image of a fourteen year old girl putting on her face.

2009 OLIVE COTTON AWARD – HIGHLY COMMENDED

My entry to the 2009 Olive Cotton Award was highly commended.

2007 THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA

The National Library of Australia has purchased my works for its permanent collection.