I was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and moved to Italy when I was seven.
I returned to Australia in my mid 20’s and in 1987 I opened my first photographic studio in Sydney. I was producing mainly fashion catalogues and testing with models and actors who needed new photographs for their books.
The need to get more movement in my photos pushed me to experiment in different photographic directions and photo reportage was the one that best suited my style.
My experience in studio lighting and my strong passion for photography and sports have been the keys to a successful career in sports photography.
I have photographed just about every sport, from soccer to sailing , winter sports and motor racing but tennis has always been my favourite , I have played it since I was a kid and I still play it today.
I started my career as a tennis photographer at the 1989 Australian Open and since then I covered more than 100 Grand Slam tournaments and more than 150 other tennis events including Davis and Fed Cup ties and ATP/WTA tournaments .I also covered 3 Summer Olympics for the ITF (Sydney 2000,London 2012,Rio 2016) and 1 Winter Olympic in Torino 2006.
In 2005 my tennis work has been selected for two exhibitions: “WTA: The History of Women’s Tennis” at Proud Galleries in London and “Passing Shots, Photographers’ Perspectives on Tennis” at the US Open Gallery, Flushing, New York.
In 2008 I designed my first photographic book on tennis, “TENNIS MATCH”,published in Italy by HOEPLI and EDISPORT EDITORIALE and in 2010 with the cooperation of Enzo Anderloni, two more photographic books, a book dedicated to Roger Federer“ROGER FEDERER, il N.1 di sempre” and one dedicated to the women in tennis “LE RAGAZZE DEL TENNIS”.
In 2011 I published my fourth book “IL RE DELLA TERRA” , a book dedicated to the career of RAFA NADAL, and in 2017 a new updated version of “ROGER FEDERER, il N.1 di sempre”, with new material, a new cover and 65 more pages.
My work has been published in many editorial publications around the world and I am the staff photographer for IL TENNIS ITALIANO, the world’s oldest tennis magazine. I regularly shoot features with athletes for editorials and advertising campaigns.
Visit www.tennisphotographer.com to view my Image Bank with all the galleries from the tennis events.