ITCHYDOGIMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY is our featured photographer
I was born in 1968 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, raised with three siblings and schooled at Rangeville Primary School and Toowoomba Grammar School before graduating in Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland at nearby Brisbane in 1990. I practiced veterinary medicine in the Barossa Valley of South Australia, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. I moved on to retail management in the pet industry and then to Sydney in the retail and wholesale medical book and equipment industry. In my late forties, I uprooted myself to Beijing, China with two dogs, teaching English initially and as a Medical Editor more recently.
I had always been interested in biology, zoology and the natural world with an emphasis on all things small, most notably the insects. This took the form of collecting and progressing to photography. With more time on my hands away from the rat-race of Western society, I have sharpened my eye and exercised my patience to further my interests. There was a day when I would take a multitude of pictures and keep them all but these days I take fewer and delete more. And I am getting closer and closer to my subjects