I was born in Ashburton, New Zealand, and educated as a political economist at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. I worked in Wellington and Auckland as an economist before leaving to live in Melbourne, Australia.

In Melbourne I worked on the trams for several years a conductor, whilst I studied photography at the Photographic Studies College in City Rd, Southbank.

I shifted to Adelaide, South Australia and had a studio and darkroom in Bowden. I photographed Bowden in the 1980s prior to its gentrification. I studied visual art and philosophy at the Flinders University of South Australia, eventually gaining a PhD in philosophy. After working as an academic I became a policy wonk in Canberra for several years.

Now I am a blogger and photographer who has given up the chemical darkroom because of the effect of chemicals on my body. I struggle with the Indesign and Photoshop post-processing software.

I currently live in  Victor Harbor with Suzanne and with  three standard poodles called Ari (now deceased) Maleko and Kayla. This Abstract Photography book was published by Moon Arrow Press in 2016. We are working on a second book Adelaide Photography 1970-2000 to be published in 2018, if all goes well.