In March this year my eye was invaded. It challenged me physically and mentally in ways I did not expect. My vision changed. Colours changed. Depth changed. My view of the world changed. Life seemed to be forever different. Light became something that punished me, as I shied away from it in dark corners. The world appeared in high definition with the contrast turned up full. It was like life was shouting at me through my eyes. My visual field that was always my best sense, my best friend, turned against me. I had jeopardised it. I went from living a life of soaking it all in to wanting to shut it all out. It was too much. Too much.
Since then, so much has happened. To my family. To my grandma. To my dad. To my mum. And on I could go… and this it turns out, is nothing. Yet still, even today, it is everything. Markers that are left behind from wounds that heal and ones that are unseen, are forever carried with us.
I took my first photo on medium format film in fifteen years that day. To strip it back. To start again. To create something imperfect that would leave a mark of a different kind.
I am a Melbourne based photographer working in commercial portraiture and documentary. Living and working across Australia, the UK and Asia, my unique way of seeing the world and capturing daily life drives my personal practice that has emphasises family life and the celebration of women. Since completing my photographic studies at Leeds College of Art and Design in the UK, I have spent the last twelve years in Melbourne fostering community engagement through photography, including co-founding Australian Photography Awards (APA) and being a part of The Fox Darkroom.