I finished school in 1985 and, not knowing what I wanted to do, spent a year working as a pizza chef, a dish hand, and as a casual at a biscuit factory.

During this time I started taking photos and, at the end of that year, applied to get into the Queensland College of Art. I was accepted and spent the next two years studying photography.

Upon leaving college I took up a cadetship on the Canberra Times newspaper in January 1989.

I returned to Brisbane and The SUN newspaper in February 1990.

At the end of 1991 I began freelancing in Brisbane and in mid-1992 headed to Scotland looking for work.

I spent the next five-and-a-half years living and working as a freelance photographer in Edinburgh, having work published in every major Scottish and London-based newspaper.

In February 1998 I left Scotland and hitchhiked all the way around Australia photographing everyone who gave me a lift and writing about each hitch.

At the start of 1999 I returned to Brisbane and began freelancing as a press and PR photographer. I also self-published I did, the book of my hitchhiking journey, which can be seen HERE.

In 2011, I self-published Deep Fried Pizza, a novel about the world of news photography, which can be seen HERE.

I live in Brisbane, Australia, where I work on numerous personal projects, including these panoramas and my latest book, which shows how photos - visual stories - are constructed the same as written stories. Read about my book HERE.

I am also a public speaker - talking about my hitchhiking journey, the story behind how some of my photos came about, and my latest book - and am represented by the Speakers Ink agency (read my bio, with testimonials, HERE).