An image of a cattle station worker by the name of Ned was selected for the finalist exhibition in the 2012 National Photographic Portrait prize in 2012. It was exhibited on the prestigious walls alongside some amazing Australian photographers, and I am absolutely honoured to be included.
The exhibition opening in Canberra was amazing and it hit me then just how powerful and important photographic portraiture is in this day and age. Recording our lives and people around us is something I strive to do a as a professional photographer in Adelaide because long after we're gone, future generations will only have images and video to truly depict what life was like today.
As one of 46 finalists chosen from a selection of 1500 entries across Australia, I can truly say that this is one of the biggest achievements of my photographic career to date.