Born 1949 in Lismore. I work and live in Newcastle, Australia, with my wife and daughter. I am an Associate Professor of Fine Art at the University of Newcastle and my field of research is Fine Art Photography. My artwork has been based around notions of sense of place in portraiture and landscape. I have consistently shown exhibitions of photographs and collaborated with writers or composers. I present exhibitions internationally through cultural exchange and have also developed links with small communities, exhibiting in venues outside mainstream art galleries. My work is a response to identity, both of the self and of the communities.