A sunrise is fleeting. Sometimes things of astounding beauty are written on the horizon and gone minutes later. I've stood there with my camera watching the sun light up the Pacific ocean on beaches from Sydney to Hawaii and often it's just me and a few surfers, swimmers and runners. Sometimes I'm alone.  It can happen so quickly it's easy to miss the full impact of that new dawn moment. It's not every day, but when that spectacular moment happens - I find myself wishing I could share it with the world.

I'm not a morning person but I launch myself out of bed in the pre-dawn if the sky is promising amazing things. 

For 20 years I have worked as a cameraman in current affairs for Channel 7. I've had a ring side seat at Royal Weddings, red carpets, Tsunamis, Olympics and watched the Gulf war raging over the border from Kuwait. I have been in the room as people from all walks of life told their stories of hardship, joy and every day life. 

It's all extraordinary, and the sun rises over all of it every day. That's what drew me to take my eye through the lens of a stills camera and from there the passion has grown. Nature is beautiful and exciting and I never feel like I do it justice - but I'll get up early (whether I feel like it or not) and give it my best shot.

 - AWARDS

2013 Photographer of the year awards - SILVER 

2013 Photographer of the year awards - SILVER

2013 Photographer of the year awards - SILVER

2013 Photographer of the year awards - SILVER

2013 Photographer of the year awards - BRONZE

2013 Photographer of the year awards - BRONZE

2013 Photographer of the year awards - BRONZE

2013 International Loupe awards - SILVER AWARD

2013 International Loupe awards - SILVER AWARD

2013 International Loupe awards - BRONZE

2013 International Loupe awards - BRONZE