She Shoots Film - issue #3

'She Shoots Film...
a print publication exploring life through the female gaze.'

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She Shoots film is an independently published magazine that features film photography by women. The magazine is based in my hometown of Melbourne, Australia, is printed on beautiful paper stock in Berlin, Germany & is sold all over the world. 

'She Shoots Film is a global group of women that use She Shoots Film as a platform to encourage, support and draw attention to emerging and seasoned film photographers that make with a woman's eye.'

'Metamorphosis' is the theme of issue N˚3 & will feature the work of 14 women photographers from around the world... no digital, just beautiful & thoughtful analogue images. 

Issue N˚3 launches in December & I'm humbled that some of my photographs have been selected. If you pre-order a copy (& some for gifts :) you'll support She Shoots Film fund their project campaign so Issue #3 can go to print. The magazine is run by a very small team of creative women who rely on the support of readers who love film photography & the arts as much as they do. 

When you order a copy of Metamorphosis, for yourself or a loved one, it will ship directly from the amazing printers in Berlin straight to your doorstep. And by pre-ordering a copy you'll be helping 14 women photographers get their images out in the universe. 

Pre-ordering campaign ends Sept 17

Visit the project page here  & the She Shoots Film website here

{ image courtesy She Shoots Film }



infrared trio

A recent installation at
White St Healing Arts in Key West

These three images are part of a working series on Fort Zachary Taylor State Park.

Fort Zach is a favourite place of mine... the Australian pines (casuarina / she-oak) remind me so much of my home country & many childhood coastal road trips.

Ilford infrared 120 film  +  Holga toy camera


Mango Madness 2018

The Studios of Key West summer show,
'Mango Madness' is now on. 

This year's annual Members' Show is the largest to date with 126 works over three floors... 
painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography & furniture.

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' emergence '  / original polaroid emulsion lift
is my piece in this year's show.

If you live in Key West, or are just visiting for the sunshine, Mango Madness is a must see.
The show runs until July 15.

TSKW - 533 Eaton St
Key West
open Tuesday to Saturday : 10am - 4pm


upcoming Atlanta group show

Kai Lin Art are having their third annual juried exhibition
The New South III
from June 22 to July 27, 2018.

' This year's exhibition aims to bring attention to the artistic dialogue happening in the Contemporary South & to celebrate the largely versatile medium of paper. 
The show explores the Contemporary South through the perspectives of 60 artists living and working throughout the Southeast. '

into the blue

' drift '
polaroid emulsion on Arches huile

( SOLD )

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' to the blue '
polaroid emulsion on Arches huile

( SOLD )

Two of my polaroid emulsions have been selected for the show
& it will be the first time I've exhibited my work in another US gallery outside of Florida.
I'm delighted to be showing my work at Kai Lin Art alongside other artists working with paper. 

Friday, June 22nd - 7-10pm
July 27th, 2018

located in the Westside Arts District of Midtown Atlanta


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' Kai Lin Art is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to promoting emerging and established artists in the Southeast and beyond. Wallpaper*Magazine selected Kai Lin Art as a Top 50 Cultural Destination in Atlanta. '

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from the vault - II

From a shoot six years ago at the historic Abbostford Convent in Melbourne, Australia.

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an inverted polaroid negative (fuji 3000b) & medium format


McKee Grant recipient

I just received news that I've been selected for the 2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund grant.
This grant will be used to fund a solo exhibition of my analogue film photography
+ a limited edition book of images from the show.

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The exhibition will be held at the The Studios of Key West - date to be announced.

This town continually shows its support for the arts & artists in more ways than I've ever experienced before. For a 2x4 sq mile island it is a powerhouse of generosity when it comes to celebrating the creative. It's a joy to be living back here among the thriving creative community that is Key West.