Make sure you do not lead an ordinary life
Artist Statement - Ollie
After 21 years in corporate life working in places such as Australia, USA, Malaysia, Thailand and eight years in Vietnam, I went to London and trained in photography at Cavendish College, graduating with distinction.
My images are influenced by my many years in Asia, which I loved. My work flow has, in the past, been very structured and organised which has helped my creativity. Since moving to Europe in mid 2012, away from the studio, I have been enjoying a more simplistic organic approach, focussing on Black and White.
Occasionally an obsession takes over – smoke, light drawing, the fluidity of water, ice or an interesting emotional concept such as Dark Places Full of Light. The beauty of the dead in a positive way is a recurring subject, I love the fact that the beauty hits you before the death.
I work hard on my photography because I love it.
My work forms part of private and corporate collections in Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Vietnam & New Zealand.
Exhibitions & Awards
- 2012 Red. Collaborative exhibtion. Alley Gallery, Ulladulla
- 2012 Dark Places Full of Light,with Glenese Keavney, Shoalhaven Arts Center, Nowra
- 2012 Summer on the Coast Collaborative Exhibtion, Alley Gallery,Ulladulla
- 2011 Finalist 2011 Eureka Science Photography Prize
- 2011 Shoalhaven Open Art Prize – Winner Best Photograph
- 2011 Ulladulla Camera Club – Open Winner
- 2011 Friends of the Gallery Exhibition Beach Art Framing Ulladulla
- 2011 Manuka Access Gallery Canberra, Members Show- Co Peoples Choice winner
- 2011 Black and White Collaborative Exhibtion, Alley Gallery, Ulladulla
- 2010 Ulladulla Camera Club – Photographer of the Year, Professional Division
- 2010 EscapeArtfest 8 x 8 Competiton – Overall Winner
- 2010 Escape Artfest Shoalhaven Open Art Prize – Commended
- 2009 Ulladulla Camera Club – Photographer of the Year, Professional Division
- 2009 Above Below and Beyond, Riversdale 7 exhibition Cupitts Winery Artfest 2009
- 2009 “Healthy Aging” Exhibition with Annette Potter & Annie Palmer
- 2008 Winner “Our Impact” Section of ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year
- 2008 EscapeArtfest Shoalhaven Open Art Prize – Best Photographic Entry
- 2005 From Source to Sea – Riversdale7 Exhibition in Kiama
- 2004 Highly Commended Merrogal Women’s Art Prize
- 2004 Remains of the Day – Riversdale7 Exhibition in Kiama
- 2004 Joint Exhibition in Gerringong with artist Barbara Spence