One of my greatest passions in life is jewellery photography. It is tricky, it is fiddly, it is very time consuming and every minute detail counts. BUT, I still love it! My family background is one of the main reasons why I specialise in jewellery photography. My dad was a watchmaker and his sister a jewellery retailer in Melbourne. She had a store on Sydney Rd, Brunswick for more than 30 years. I used to work in her shop on the weekends and when I was in year 10, she sent me off to learn jewellery making from her favourite manufacturing jeweller. I worked with him every Saturday morning for more than a year. When he offered me an apprenticeship, I was very excited and proud of myself. However, I did not take the apprenticeship. I decided to instead finish high school and study design at university, then Applied Photography at RMIT.
When I started studying photography, all I wanted to do was learn how to shoot jewellery. It drove my lecturers mad! I know my persistence in learning what I believe to be the hardest form of photography has paid off. I now have skills many photographers never learn and it makes the job of photographing other products like clothing, shoes, cosmetics, giftware, and glass a whole lot easier!