About eyeballism

eye·ball·ism [eye-bah-liz-uhm]

  • A condition in which the sufferer frequently looks at the world with a sense of wonder and amazement. Commonly affects artists, philosophers, poets, painters and photographers.
  • Typical symptoms include enlarged eyeballs and greatly enhanced pleasure derived from increased occular activity. A dreamstate-like unattentiveness sometimes infuriates those closest to the affected.
  • Best treated by allowing patients bursts of free expression in their mad drive to materialise their inner vision. Historically, sufferers were put under the care of a Patron of the Arts, whereas today they can often be found roaming the globe in search of inspiration.

From a young age

One could say that, if there was such a thing as eyeballism, I would certainly have been diagnosed at a very young age—after my serious interest in photography became apparent to those around me. Once my father gave me my very own SLR camera (after having used an antiquated rangefinder for some time), I never stopped being excited about photography. I did however, take a break from it in favour of "living life" as a participant, rather than an observer. Photography has that effect on some people: always looking out for the next shot, rather than enjoying the moment.

I specialise in portraiture, event and travel photography. Please drop me a line to book a photo shoot or leave some feedback.

As a longterm resident of Brisbane, I'm pleased to contin find plenty of inspiration around the area.

Drawing and graphic arts in general first drew my interest when, again at a very young age, my mother presented me with a book on birds and sketching materials (I loved my Caran d'Ache soft dry pastels). Drawing birds in all their colourful splendour became one of my favourite activities. In the last few years, time spent drawing has been limited mainly to using illustration software and a Wacom tablet. If only my days were longer...