I was born and raised 100km west of Melbourne in Ballarat, a 19th-century gold rush
town, and grew up in a household of arts and crafts (padded tissue boxes that gave
way to elegant and sophisticated embroidery from my mother, and functional and
solid woodwork from my father). 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 Multi-Media
Design from Monash University.
I have had a variety of jobs from deli worker to video editor but for most of my working life, I have worked in design and photography. I am always carrying paper, paints, and pens so I can create something when the moment takes me.