Q: Where are you from? Where do you live now?
A: I live on the sunshine coast in Queensland, Australia and I’ve been here for a long time.
Q: What is your full-time profession?
A: Solar farm construction.
Q: How long have you been involved in photography?
A: A little less than three years now.
Q: How did you get into photography? Tell us the whole story...
A: I used to skateboard and bodyboard, and so I picked up a little digital camera and shot with my mates. A few years later, my interest picked back up and I was so inspired by what I was seeing on Facebook and Instagram and decided to give it a go for myself.
Q: What's in your camera bag right now?
A: Basically I’ve got my camera, 3 lenses… I use the same wide-angle for most of my shots, some Lume Cubes, and some filters. It’s a nice small pack
Q: Where does the Nibsclick come from?
A: Nibs is my nickname and I had to make a name for myself on Facebook/Instagram, so I just went with it.
Q: What connects you so strongly to the landscape?
A: I love nature. I have always been going on walkabouts in the bush, my mum used to take me and my sister out, and I just love it. There aren’t massive mountains where I live, but everything else like the beach and waterfalls is so close, I love being amongst it.
Q: What inspires you to make your landscape photographs?
A: I just love being out there and if I can take something back with me, like a memory or a photo, something to look back at then it’s wonderful. I love being able to look back in a few years and spark my memory through photographs, being able to see and remember what happened on that day.
Q: How do you know when to balance the soft, dreaminess in some of your images and the power of the natural world you show in others?
A: With every shot, I take and go to edit/process, I look first and then think “how do I want to represent this photo?” In my images, waterfalls have very a dreamy, fantasy feeling – I think they look awesome like that. With waves, I try to keep the strength and clarity. It just depends on the day, and every shot is different.
Q: Do you have any advice for someone just starting out in photography?
A: Just take lots and lots of photos. Practice a lot. When I started, my first camera was a Canon 750D, and I think I took 750,000+ photos in the first four-five months. And don’t forget to have fun.
Q: What's your favorite quote or mantra?
A: Don’t take it too seriously. If photography becomes like a job and not fun, think about it again. Just have fun and do what you want to do. Do what makes you feel good.
Q: Can you describe how you made your favorite image with Lume Cube?
A: It was one of the first shots I tried when I got the Lume Cubes, and I used all four to light up a rock pool and got a long exposure with a nice sunset. I put the cubes in the pool to light it up and it was really handy to have since they’re waterproof, and it came out alright.
Q: what have Lume Cube allowed you to do that you couldn't previously?
A: I just got a waterproof housing for my camera, a few months ago, and I’ve always wanted one since I started doing bodyboarding images. It’s great with the Lume Cubes because it’s been such a saving of money–instead of buying a flash and flash housing–the Lume Cubes do just as good a job in the water with waves. Where I need light, the Lume Cubes have been super handy and amazing, I can put them almost anywhere. I love them!
Q: Any special projects in the works that you can share with us?
A: Yeah, I’m waiting to see if I can get a drone to mount for the Lume Cubes to go with my Mavic that I want to try out some ideas at night time and during some storms. Stay tuned for some lightning and cubes.
Q: Describe Lume Cube in 5 words or less.
A: Bloody awesome.