Feira
Feira
In celebration of my love of the markets in the streets of São Paulo, Brasil. A constant provider of colour, life, good humour and nourishment amidst the concret jungle.

Na celebração do amor que tenho para as Feiras nas ruas de São Paulo. Na celebração do amor que tenho para as Feiras nas ruas de São Paulo. Um fornecedor constante de cor, vida, bom humor e alimento em meio à selva concret. Que saudade.
Terminus
Terminus
2008, South Brisbane, Australia.

In a time of rampant gentrification and redevelopment, the histories and character of our inner suburbs are quickly evaporating. Pause a while in a pool of light, and let the darkness reveal its layers.

This body of work was created in locations around South Brisbane in which important cultural sites exist, and in some cases, once existed. Situated only a few kilometres from the centre of the city, the suburb of West End has always had the largest concentration of immigrants and foreign cultures. A hybrid mix of European and Indigenous cultures existed along with the working class in nearby docks and factories since the settlement of the city 150 years ago. However, as the Central Business District expands, street art, market places and community dance halls are being destroyed and replaced by apartment buildings and expanding businesses. The old is being replaced by the new, and with this, important histories are being lost.
As The Raindogs Gather
As The Raindogs Gather
2008, South Brisbane, Australia.

When we are confronted by the need to define ourselves, the answer is rarely clear, for we are transient beings, constantly in a state of change. In mind, body and soul, we are forever evolving and are often surprised by the foreignness of our desires and reactions.

This work follows on from the original portrait series `Raindogs’, and is a development in the journey of these initial characters who begin lost, but in the hour of confrontation and reflection, multiple layers of their existence unite for an instant to provide a surreal introspection.

The work explores the notion of multiple selves with reference to individuality, sexuality, religion, social interactions, reflection, morality, confidence, altered states of reality, inhibitions and the naked self....
Raindogs
Raindogs
2008, South Brisbane, Australia.

This series of portraits is the first exploration in this series into the use of available light and urban `stages´ in the nightscapes of suburban South Brisbane, Australia. The portraits feature prominent people in the life of the artist, and employ the use of found objects to emphasize the bizarre nature in which the character confusedly interacts with the surrounding urban environment during a time of disorientation.

Raindogs, in reference to the lyrics of Tom Waits, are dogs who are lost after loosing the scent after a storm. We are all Raindogs at some point in life, and like moths to the flame, we head towards light for direction and guidance.
Window Light
Window Light
2006, Australia.

The first formal folio created at the beginning of my photographic studies.