The rich must live more simply, so the poor may simply live. [Ghandi]
In past times I’ve been a wedding and family photographer, event organiser, a student of sustainable and community development, business administrator, a practice manager in the medical industry and, in the distant past, waitress at an old school Greek Milk Bar.
My passions are understanding the dominant modes of economic thinking and how this is affecting human behaviour and wellbeing, eschewing luxury and unnecessary consumerism for the sake of pursuing more meaningful activities in an active life, raising happy, healthy, productive children, while seeking connection to our life source through actively submitting to pursuits such as playing with mud (pottery), playing with wool (felt and crochet), spending time allowing nature to affect me (hiking), growing my own food and drawing in order to see (following the advice of John Ruskin), all of this alongside my nearest and dearest. I’m constantly on the look out for the next best way I can enroll my skills and spirit in the service of the preservation and enhancement of our natural environment, our most crucial foundation for all of life and the living of it!
While I am currently a full-on homemaker and looking after a 1 year old, I am also a volunteer with SEE-Change Australia, using and advancing my knowledge of sustainable urban planning to positively impact on planning and development projects in the ACT. Urban planning is a passion of mine as our built environments are so crucial in shaping healthy human activity, imbuing a sense of freedom into daily living, lifting moods through beauty and green, open spaces and contributing drastically to safe and happy communities within cities.
I am also currently working on a long-term personal research project all about how and why we might travel the way that we do. I’m interested in it as a form of luxury consumerism, and am seeking to ascertain its ecological and social affects on our own communities as well as the ones visited, contrasting this with traditional forms of living and connection to place and time within the bounds of ecological limits.
I still casually photograph, though this is not my current focus. I would welcome your inquiry if you are inclined toward a style of photography which is very much ‘real’, natural and candid. Go to my Book In page for more of the practical details.