Born in Brazil, studied at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles,
then worked for Adrian Flowers in London before moving to Australia in 1974.
In 1979 set up a studio in South Melbourne specialising in photography for artists,
galleries and museums. Now concentrating on exhibition work.
Photographs are held in private and public collections in Brazil, UK and Australia
including the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Castlemaine Art Gallery
and the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
I am intrigued by façade, costume, uniform and adornment
their role in perception and prejudice.
How social mores change with time and place and culture.
Where models are cast out and outcasts become models.
Where restraint produces freedom, yet freedom is restrained.
Where nudity conceals and dress reveals.
How social circles wind through circus and burlesque
craving the very passion they condemn.
Part of the fascination with photography is that it is such an unpredictable lie.
We can only interpret based on personal experience,
and that experience is so subjective, so momentary, that strong photographs
produce strong emotions that transcend the mere document.
This is why I see a photograph as merely a trigger to our memory of substitution.
As such it will always be the better for what is left out.
photograph: Jornaleiros - São Paulo 1963 reprinted 2016
selected exhibitions / publications
2014 Group Exhibition 1st Annual Black & White Photography Exhibition ~ Bokeh Gallery Daylesford, Victoria
2013 ~ 2014 Featured Limited Edition Photographs ~ Bokeh Gallery Daylesford, Victoria
2013 Enigma ~ Art at Linden Gate, Yarra Glen, Victoria
- 2013 Enigma ~ Core Program Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Victoria
2013 Finalist ~ Fremantle International Portrait Prize - Fremantle, Western Australia
2012 Finalist, The Substation Contemporary Art Prize – The Substation, Newport, Victoria
2012 Group Exhibition 'The Anatomy Lesson' – The Ian Potter Museum, University of Melbourne
2012 Group Exhibition 'Small Works Prize' – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria
2011 Group Exhibition 'Lethbridge 10000' – Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane Queensland
2010 Group Exhibition ‘Wish You Were Here’ – Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Victoria
2009 Solo Exhibition 'The Itch' – Shifted, Richmond, Victoria
2008 Finalist, Olive Cotton Award – Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW
2008 Group Exhibition ‘preTEXT’ – Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Victoria
2008 Finalist, Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize – The Substation, Newport, Victoria
2008 Group Exhibition 2008 Kodak Salon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Victoria
2008 Group Exhibition ‘The Collection’ – Shifted, Richmond, Victoria
2008 Group Exhibition ‘Echoes of an Abandoned Public’ – Art in Public Spaces, Williamstown, Victoria
2007 Finalist, National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
2007 Solo Exhibition ‘Showgirl’ – Loz Gallery, Seddon, Victoria
2007 Solo Exhibition ‘Trocstars’ – Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Victoria
2007 Finalist, Julie Millowick Acquisitive Photographic Award, Castlemaine, Victoria
2007 Finalist, Cowra Festival Acquisitive Art Awards, Cowra, NSW
2005 Group Exhibition ‘Exposure’ – Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Victoria
2005 Group Exhibition ‘What are you showing here for?’ – Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Victoria
2004 Solo Exhibition ‘Friends & Other Dancers’ – La Trobe Regional Gallery, Victoria
2003 Solo Exhibition ‘Friends & Other Dancers’ – Maroondah City Art Gallery, Victoria
2002 Solo Exhibition ‘Friends & Other Dancers’ – 45 Downstairs Gallery, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria
2002 Solo Exhibition ‘Friends & Other Dancers’ – Bundoora Homestead, Bundoora, Victoria
2002 Finalist, 2002 Gold Coast Ulrick Schubert Award Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2001 Solo Exhibition ‘Friends & Other Dancers’ – Zetta Florence, Fitzroy, Victoria
2001 Solo Exhibition ‘Friends & Other Dancers’ – Ararat Gallery, Victoria
2001 Solo Exhibition ‘Friends & Other Dancers’ – Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria
2000 Finalist, 2000 McGregor Prize for Photography University of Southern Queensland
2000 Solo Exhibition ‘Friends & Other Dancers’ – Devonport Art Gallery, Tasmania
1998 Recipient Australia Council Grant to Tour Exhibition – 'Friends & Other Dancers'
1998 Group Exhibition The Body, Codes and Creators - Metro! Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne, Victoria