I was born and raised in Ballarat, a 19th century gold rush town, and grew up in a household of arts and crafts. A passion for all things creative guided me through childhood. In high school I explored the worlds of art and drama where, with the help of my father’s camera, I discovered photography.

I received a Bachelor of Illustrative Photography from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2000 and as the world of photography changed from analog to digital, I continued my education and in 2003 received a Masters of Multimedia Design from Monash University.