What awards have you won?
The one I was most excited about was Capture Magazines Emerging Photographer of the Year, as well as portrait photographer of the year, and finalist for the wedding and documentary categories. Last year I had a Moran Prize finalist, American Photographic Association Music Video of the Year & Atom Award Music Video of the Year. A music video where I was director of Photography was also the runner up for music video of the year in the JJJ awards.
What tips would you give a photographer on the best way to get your work published/ or/ to get noticed?
Shoot often, be curious, and put in the hours. It’s that simple - everything else follows that. I spent 3 hours on a single image once, when many peers were spending 3 hours on an entire shoot. That single image did a lot of good things for me. In the most awesome way, creative production has been completely democratised. So if you want to get published, you need to get noticed, which means you need to create a point of difference, which means putting in hours. Around that, make submissions - you never know who might want to feature you5r work: don’t ask, don’t get.
Any big plans for the future?
In the long term, I'm working on ways to make this photography thing sustainable, so I can maintain the effort I currently put into shoots over a smaller number of them. In the short term I have a few creative projects I'm really excited about, and I haven’t seen anything quite like them done before. Fingers crossed I can make inroads into them this year.
Any advice for the novice photographer?
Buy the tools you need, right now, collaborate, shoot often, and totally forget about finding the ‘perfect’ personal project, as if that even exists – it will come out when you’re creating and going through a process, not sitting about waiting for it to fall in your lap.