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Architecture

Concrete CurvesMarch 9th, 2010

Clients

The Beji, Canggu Bali IndonesiaOctober 5th, 2011

I was in Indonesia recently visiting Waterbom Bali, the family-friendly water park that is an EarthCheck Silver Benchmarked company due to its ongoing commitment to environmentally sustainable operations. While in the area, I visited friends who were staying at the luscious Beji Villas. Divine.

Copywriting for Echo Entertainment GroupJune 9th, 2011

Tabcorp Holdings Ltd announced early this year that its casinos – Star City in Sydney, Jupiters on the Gold Coast, Treasury in Brisbane and Jupiters in Townsville – will now be known as Echo Entertainment Group Ltd, following the gaming company’s demerger. The company approached me to create copy that captured the look and feel of this […]

Copywriting for Vivid GroupMay 31st, 2011

The Vivid Group is a leading Australian communications and technology services company delivering innovation in Branding, Digital Media and Application Development. They approached me about a month ago to provide copywriting assistance for a number of their clients, including Fair Go Finance and Parsons Brinckerhoff. PB is one of the world’s largest construction and engineering […]

Banyan Tree in the MaldivesMarch 17th, 2011

Banyan Tree Global Foundation is doing some incredible work in the area of marine conservation. I had the pleasure of interviewing BT’s David Campion, Group Director of CSR Operations about their Maldives Marine Lab in Vabbinfaru. Learn more about this innovative project here.

Chatting with David SuzukiNovember 5th, 2010

I was honoured to interview David Suzuki while he was in Australia recently to promote The Legacy (his 5th book and ‘final’ transcript). Suzuki’s energy is infectious and his arguments so commonsense. My favourite word/concept in the book: Biophilia.

Clients

Content Provider for Arcbuild InsuranceSeptember 2nd, 2013
Byron School of ArtJuly 31st, 2013

Read about the new Byron School of Art – founded by Christine Willcocks, Michael Cusack, James Guppy, Rick Shearman, Sarah Harvey, Meredeth Crowe and Emma Walker – in an article I wrote for Byron Shire News.

Copywriting new look-book for EcoSmart FireMarch 4th, 2013

Writing for EcoSmart Fire through the agency Llewellyn Communications is an absolute pleasure, not only because they create stunning products but they do so with sustainability firmly in mind.

Writing travel app for iTours AustraliaNovember 14th, 2012

Created for Destination NSW by iTours Australia, this app was written for Chinese travellers heading to Sydney. It includes recommended places to visit, eat and shop as well as information on transport, weather, currency, and ChinaUnion Pay outlets.

Copywriting for Creative CultureMay 30th, 2012

Creative Culture is a London-based linguistic and creative agency that contacted me via LinkedIn. After successfully performing a couple of adaptation tests, I was invited to join their creative team! Check them out here.

Life in Byron

Mullum Music Festival 2016November 1st, 2016

This year’s Mullum Music Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and busiest to date with a stellar and musically diverse line-up, jam-packed schedule, and must-see street parade. Tickets are selling fast for this fully immersive and lovingly inclusive arts festival so get yours here now. @MullumMusicFestival

Byron Bay BloggerSeptember 12th, 2014

I can finally add ‘Publisher’ to my skill-set with my new blog called Live Byron. I come across so many great stories working as a photojournalist in the Northern Rivers, and while many of them make it into a range of APN newspapers including Byron Shire News and the Northern Star, very few end up online. […]

V-Day in Byron BayFebruary 17th, 2014

Freelancing as a photojournalist for both Byron Shire News and the Northern Star newspapers is a pretty rewarding and interesting gig.

Byron School of Art officially openedOctober 28th, 2013

Byron School of Art (BSA), which is built on the boutique model of artists teaching artists in a studio-based environment, has officially opened for business.

Surf superstar Bob McTavishOctober 19th, 2013

I was lucky to recently hang out with surfing legend and all round nice guy Bob McTavish, who has just released his second book Stoked Again! by HarperCollins. You can check it out here.

Music, Art & Culture

Mullum Music Festival 2016November 1st, 2016

This year’s Mullum Music Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and busiest to date with a stellar and musically diverse line-up, jam-packed schedule, and must-see street parade. Tickets are selling fast for this fully immersive and lovingly inclusive arts festival so get yours here now. @MullumMusicFestival

Byron School of Art officially openedOctober 28th, 2013

Byron School of Art (BSA), which is built on the boutique model of artists teaching artists in a studio-based environment, has officially opened for business.

Copywriting for iTours AustraliaApril 4th, 2012

Itours describe themselves as storytellers by creating self-guided audio tours in different languages for the Australian tourism industry. They offer a range of services including research, scripting, translating, production, and voicing. I first worked with iTours in November 2011 on their newsletter, which you can read here.

Reporting the Mullum Music Festival for Byron Shire NewsDecember 6th, 2011

This photo I took appeared on the front page of Byron Shire News with my story on the annual Mullum Music Festival. It’s so incredibly unique in that it engages every level of the community from regular market stallholders and local businesses to home-grown artists, volunteers, venue owners and established artists. It’s a highlight of […]

Banyan Tree in the MaldivesMarch 17th, 2011

Banyan Tree Global Foundation is doing some incredible work in the area of marine conservation. I had the pleasure of interviewing BT’s David Campion, Group Director of CSR Operations about their Maldives Marine Lab in Vabbinfaru. Learn more about this innovative project here.

Nature

My Byron Bay photographySeptember 2nd, 2013

I took this picture at the Brunswick Heads marina while waiting to photograph a story for Byron Shire News. I think pelicans are incredible creatures that remind me of an A380 Airbus when they fly!

Reporting for Byron Shire NewsAugust 31st, 2012

This gorgeous little thing is a Squirrel Glider and it was taken in by a volunteer wildlife carer after it’s mum was hit by a car. The photo accompanies a story I wrote for Byron Shire News on an upcoming workshop hosted by Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers.

Passionfruit flowerJune 30th, 2011
Banyan Tree in the MaldivesMarch 17th, 2011

Banyan Tree Global Foundation is doing some incredible work in the area of marine conservation. I had the pleasure of interviewing BT’s David Campion, Group Director of CSR Operations about their Maldives Marine Lab in Vabbinfaru. Learn more about this innovative project here.

Morning mist at The PocketOctober 25th, 2010

A ten minute drive from home. Sublime…

Portraits

HappinessOctober 5th, 2011
Little Gypsies photo shootMay 4th, 2010

This is one of the gorgeous images I captured for the new autumn collection from Little Gypsies. I love photographing Sequoia and have done since she was a baby in Bondi. You can see more pics at www.littlegypsies.com

Noa and NessMarch 24th, 2010
SequoiaMarch 4th, 2010

The late afternoon light was too beautiful to resist shooting off a few frames…

Travel

Writing travel app for iTours AustraliaNovember 14th, 2012

Created for Destination NSW by iTours Australia, this app was written for Chinese travellers heading to Sydney. It includes recommended places to visit, eat and shop as well as information on transport, weather, currency, and ChinaUnion Pay outlets.

The Beji, Canggu Bali IndonesiaOctober 5th, 2011

I was in Indonesia recently visiting Waterbom Bali, the family-friendly water park that is an EarthCheck Silver Benchmarked company due to its ongoing commitment to environmentally sustainable operations. While in the area, I visited friends who were staying at the luscious Beji Villas. Divine.

Banyan Tree in the MaldivesMarch 17th, 2011

Banyan Tree Global Foundation is doing some incredible work in the area of marine conservation. I had the pleasure of interviewing BT’s David Campion, Group Director of CSR Operations about their Maldives Marine Lab in Vabbinfaru. Learn more about this innovative project here.

Villa Pushpapuri in BaliSeptember 15th, 2010

I recently returned from a few weeks in Bali where I stayed in some stunning places including Villa Pushpapuri, which is located just north of Sanur on the East Cast.  Travellers tend to forget Bali isn’t just about bagging a bargain in Seminyak or swilling Bintangs in Kuta. It’s a magical place that – for […]

Copywriting & Editing for Sustainable Tourism OnlineAugust 13th, 2010

Managed by EarthCheck, Sustainable Tourism Online is a global think tank for all things clean and green. As portal editor, my roles are to research, write and edit the site’s sustainability content. This involves interviewing industry leaders from universities, companies, and organisations like the United Nations – very exciting and rewarding stuff!

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The Beji, Canggu Bali IndonesiaOctober 5th, 2011

I was in Indonesia recently visiting Waterbom Bali, the family-friendly water park that is an EarthCheck Silver Benchmarked company due to its ongoing commitment to environmentally sustainable operations. While in the area, I visited friends who were staying at the luscious Beji Villas. Divine.

Copywriting for Echo Entertainment GroupJune 9th, 2011

Tabcorp Holdings Ltd announced early this year that its casinos – Star City in Sydney, Jupiters on the Gold Coast, Treasury in Brisbane and Jupiters in Townsville – will now be known as Echo Entertainment Group Ltd, following the gaming company’s demerger. The company approached me to create copy that captured the look and feel of this […]

Copywriting for Vivid GroupMay 31st, 2011

The Vivid Group is a leading Australian communications and technology services company delivering innovation in Branding, Digital Media and Application Development. They approached me about a month ago to provide copywriting assistance for a number of their clients, including Fair Go Finance and Parsons Brinckerhoff. PB is one of the world’s largest construction and engineering […]

Banyan Tree in the MaldivesMarch 17th, 2011

Banyan Tree Global Foundation is doing some incredible work in the area of marine conservation. I had the pleasure of interviewing BT’s David Campion, Group Director of CSR Operations about their Maldives Marine Lab in Vabbinfaru. Learn more about this innovative project here.

Chatting with David SuzukiNovember 5th, 2010

I was honoured to interview David Suzuki while he was in Australia recently to promote The Legacy (his 5th book and ‘final’ transcript). Suzuki’s energy is infectious and his arguments so commonsense. My favourite word/concept in the book: Biophilia.