Freelance journalist and lecturer at Monash University
I started out as a music journalist writing for mags such as Rolling Stone and living in Los Angeles when Australian music was the flavour of the day. My book Rock Chicks is a bestseller and is in its second edition. Writing that book was a labour of love. I feel incredibly fortunate to earn a living through writing. It’s always been part of my life, from the first little book I wrote and illustrated when I was six. Let’s say writing was my calling, not drawing! While I love words I am also passionate about photography. I’ve always carried a camera with me and so photography has been a constant companion. I look at photography as my art and I’ve held a few exhibitions, but largely I photograph for myself. From a journalistic perspective, for the past decade I’ve specialised in writing about photojournalism and social documentary photography for national and international media. For me it’s a natural evolution to combine two things that I feel are integral to my being – photography and writing.