by Paul

Photography has long been a passion of mine, but before I’d picked up a camera Mum said I’d be a photographer. Partly because I was obsessed with nature and (mostly) because it was hard to imagine me having a ‘real’ job.



New Zealand is an incredible place to grow up, especially for an aspiring photographer. But it wasn’t until I moved to Australia that I began to take photography seriously. I was living in Sydney when I was offered a job in Broome taking photographs for the famous Broome Camel Safaris

Broome is famous for sunsets, and over the following three years I witnessed more than most people will in a lifetime. I took countless photos and ran miles every day trying to get the best angles in constantly changing light. Before long I had developed my own style and found that some of my work was in demand; My photographs were used in brochures and posters, and frequently shared on social media by Tourism Australia and Western Australia. In time I also started to receive requests for printed works, weddings and commercial work.



Photographing camels is a unique way to make a living, and the lifestyle in Broome hard to beat. But in 2016 I challenged myself to ride a bike 4,000km across Europe and raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia. During this adventure I realised I still had a desire to experience more of the world before settling in one place. So, soon after returning, I left Broome and the camels behind to move to Heidelberg, Germany. Living in Germany has so far been a big change of culture and scenery (not to mention climate!), but I am enjoying the challenge. I plan to stay in Germany until 2019, but will be available for work throughout Europe and Internationally during this time.



Being presented with the 2017 Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser award by Australian Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House in Sydney.


I was born with Cystic fibrosis at a time when surviving until adulthood was a rarity. CF is incurable and can be a severely debilitating disease, but I’m a huge advocate for maintaining an active lifestyle and a positive outlook. I believe these two factors have enabled me to pursue the life I now live.

In 2016 I cycled 4,000km solo across Europe for Cystic Fibrosis awareness. I raised over $20,000, but more importantly I wanted to highlight the importance of physical exercise in battling CF. In the future I hope to set myself more physical challenges in order to promote this message. For now, though, you can read about my last adventure in my blog.