Australian Photography Awards 2018


I’m excited to be a 3 x finalist in the Australian Photography Awards in the Documentary category this year. The diverse finalist gallery consists of 50 photographs that’s really worth looking at.

I’m still in awe of what I witnessed a couple of months ago when I had the rare opportunity to photograph Dr Charlie Teo operating on 4 patients needing brain tumours and cysts removed. All 3 of my images are from this day.

Congratulations to all the other finalists and especially to David Dare Parker for taking out the category.

Check out the gallery here

Dr Charlie Teo performs life saving brain surgery.

Dr Charlie Teo performs life saving brain surgery.

After a couple of hours in surgery, the brain tumour behind the patients eye is finally removed by Dr Charlie Teo and his team. Originally around the size of a golf ball, the tumour now without a blood supply has shrunk.

After a couple of hours in surgery, the brain tumour behind the patients eye is finally removed by Dr Charlie Teo and his team. Originally around the size of a golf ball, the tumour now without a blood supply has shrunk.

These are the final stitches after each layer of flesh is stitched up following the removal of a brain tumour behind a patients eye. Dr Charlie Teo skilfully and confidently applies each stitch with as much care and precision that he took to make the first cuts at the beginning of the procedure.

These are the final stitches after each layer of flesh is stitched up following the removal of a brain tumour behind a patients eye. Dr Charlie Teo skilfully and confidently applies each stitch with as much care and precision that he took to make the first cuts at the beginning of the procedure.

2012 NPPP Finalist

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. 

Ned

Ned