I was born in Canberra, Australia in 1966 and am a professional outdoors photographer recognised internationally for my distinctive rock climbing photography. I was named by Men’s Journal Magazine, USA, as one of the World’s Best Adventure Photographers and was once described by the editor of Rock and Ice Magazine, USA, as ‘arguably the greatest climbing photographer of all time’.
I first became fascinated with photography and climbing as a teenager. I built my first darkroom in the family bathroom when I was 15, then at 17 I discovered rock climbing and have been avidly pursuing the activity ever since.
I began working as a professional photographer and established Onsight Photography in 1994. Since then I have traveled widely for photography and built up an extensive body of work encompassing many of world’s best climbing destinations — from Tsaranoro in Madagascar and Teplicke in the Czech Republic to Mount Huashan in China — as well as every major cliff in Australia.
I am the author of four coffee-table books: Rock Climbing in Australia, World Climbing: Images from the Edge, World Climbing: Rock Odyssey and Rock Climbing Down Under: Australia Exposed. My awards include the King Albert Medal of Merit for Achievements in the Mountain World, 2000, the Rick White Memorial Medal for Services to and Achievements in Australian climbing, 2009, and the Camera Extreme Laureate awarded by the Explorer’s Festival Poland in 2010.