Leaving Melbourne…

After almost 4 years living in Melbourne, I have made the move back to Brisbane to be closer to family. I’m going to miss all my Melbourne friends and clients so much, the amazing food and public radio. Looking forward to what the future has in store. Bring on 2019!

Melb Selfie
Equipment in storage

Working with Carmel

Carmel Gohar and I have become good friends during my tenure at Decent Exposure.
She is a master at finding props, an expert chef and has a fantastic eye for styling.
Our themed shoots are always a lot of fun and we have lots of ideas for the future – stay tuned!

You can contact Carmel through her website here.

Mesozoic Garden

In late 2016 I collaborated with Cassie Byrnes on her latest Variety Hour look book and only just found the time to make a post about it – slack, I know. These thrillz certainly aren’t daily are they.
Cassie and I spent a day in Decent Exposure creating her background mural from scratch, and knocked over the shoot the next day. Not a bad way to spend a weekend. 🙂
The collection is called Mesozoic Garden and I think it’s her best work yet. That girl is truly an inspiration!
Check out the making of video below and you can find the rest of the pics here.


Variety Hour





Gondwanaland is the latest instalment of Cassie Byrne’s personal label – Variety Hour. I’ve worked with Cassie a few times now, she is a fellow QLDer and we’ve been mates for years. She has been extra busy lately and everyone from Kuwaii to Country Road have been keen to get their hands on her unique patterns and designs. Shooting her latest range of products was a blur of painting backgrounds and creating sets, all in one day at Decent Exposure Studios. Her natural flair for styling and knack for colour pallets really shows in the photos, which can be seen on a Design Files post this week.

Thanks Cassie, I’m really looking forward to see what you come up with next as it will no doubt be inspiring.


Shooting The Hustle

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to shoot Ellaspede’s 2015 Dust Hustle in Brisbane. The Dust Hustle is the second running of the anything goes, dirt track event and had at least doubled in size since last year. Spectators were treated to all kinds of sideways action from scooters and minibikes to Harley Davidsons and specially modified machines including a practice bike from the latest installation of Mad Max. Pics can be found here and in this month’s issue of Just Bikes magazine. Bring on 2016!


Decent Exposure

I now work out of Decent Exposure photographic studio in Prahran! A unique warehouse with 3 cycs, a daylight studio and lots of interesting walls and textures. It has been a Melbourne photographic icon for decades.  Check out the website here. It is an amazing space and I can’t wait to shoot there. 🙂

The big move…

After spending a quarter of a lifetime in Brisbane, it was time for something different. I have visited Melbourne a number of times over the years and always loved it for its thriving design community and inspired cuisine. So I packed up my stuff, said goodbye to my friends and made the drive across two states. In some ways it feels like a chance for a fresh start. I have been living in Fitzroy North for two weeks now and haven’t looked back. Here’s to new beginnings!

Graduation Day





University can be a scary place when you first arrive. I can’t imagine how much more difficult it would be when you’re in a foreign country. That why I enjoy shooting for the IES Foundation Year. It’s a great program and there is always a happy, friendly vibe around the campus. Congratulations to all the students who graduated today. 🙂




Two weekends ago I was sitting at home when a friend gave me a call and asked if I wanted to check out a project he was working on. I was in the car before he could put the phone down. The training facility he works in is impressive and the process involved in spray painting is fascinating. Thanks Jimi! Full gallery can be found in Folio. 🙂


Hi there!

Thanks for checking out the website. It will be a constant work in progress, with a frequently updated blog section and gallery page showcasing my latest work. Please bear with me while I get my head around this tech stuff!

Rod 🙂