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, Melbourne, Victoria.

I shifted to Adelaide, South Australia had a studio and darkroom in Bowden and photographed Bowden in the 1980s prior to its gentrification. (Its website is here). 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/political advisor in Canberra for several years.I currently live in  Victor Harbor with Suzanne and with  two standard poodles called Maleko and Kayla.

This Abstract Photography book with Adam Dutkiewicz was published by Moon Arrow Press in 2016. A second book Adelaide Photography c1970-2000 was published in 2018.