Curious about George?
After picking up a Kodak brownie camera at the age of seven there was no going back. A subscription to National Geographic not long after sealed my fate. My mother has a lot to answer for - I may have ended up with a real job. Art college and stints on some of Australia's finest newspapers were just about the best apprenticeship you could have. Trips to some crazy parts of the world including Afghanistan, Laos and Burma - before they became fashionable - and the odd celebrity portrait along the way pretty much shaped my photographic career. Many enjoyable hours in the darkroom seem like a century ago but I'm glad I experienced those distant black & white silver gelatin days. Documentary and travel photography have also been an enduring love which may explain how I was voted Captured magazines' Australian Travel Photographer of the year - twice.
My personal work is a vehicle for pictures to be created on my treasured travels, a great many images that have been carefully archived (here on the website) and of course the ones I've yet to shoot. The taking of a picture might only be a fraction of a second, however my new online gallery lets you a linger little longer to enjoy my work. I hope so. Ethereal seascapes, contemporary landscapes, seductive flowers, original portraits and abstract art with more to come. I'm very happily married with two beautiful children and we call Sydney Australia home. Currently I have eight portraits in the permanent collection of the Nation Portrait Gallery in Canberra and was a guest judge for the 2017 Photographic Portrait Prize.
George has worked on a number of national and international publications and has travelled extensively. These days he specializes in fine art, portrait, travel and personal work.
He has won a number of photographic prizes and is a regular finalist in many Australian and International prizes.
Work and various personal projects keep him busy, but his main love and focus is really just shooting for himself.
Winner $10,000 Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture
Winner $2,500 Olive Cotton Directors Choice Acquisition
Winner International PDN World in Focus Human Condition Portrait
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - $5,000 runner up
Finalist Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize UK – National Portrait Gallery London
Twice Capture Magazines Australian Travel Photographer of the Year
Royal Australian Mint produces One Dollar collectable coin embossed with my portrait of Professor Fred Hollows
FINALIST - multiple
National Photographic Portrait Prize – NPG Canberra
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - NPG London
Moran Contemporary Photography Prize
Head On Photography Prize
UK Travel Photographer of the Year Awards
Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture
Josephine Uhlrick Memorial Portrait Prize
George has seven portraits in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. The National Library, Tweed Regional Gallery and National Portrait Gallery London also house his works. A number of pieces reside in private collections.