Born in Sydney. Studied in Wollongong completing a fine arts course with a major in painting and after discovering a passion for photography completed a joint degree in this field. Had various exhibitions in the Wollongong area and Sydney.
After graduating from university travelled to Japan and lived there for 10 years teaching English, loving the culture and people. During this time he has travelled extensively throughout Japan and further developed an interest in now digital photography and continued to take pictures.