People and places.

Baz started his professional photographic career upon graduating from Sydney College of the Arts in 1981. He photographed people, products and lifestyle for a variety of magazines and commercial clients in the Sydney marketplace. He then established a photo studio in Brisbane for one year before Sydney called him back and he established a studio in East Balmain. In 1986 he tossed up between Paris or Milano to further his creative experiences Milano Italy won the toss. Whilst in Milano he was represented by Gracie Neri Agency and pursued the ‘International Artists’ series of artists living and working in Milano, toward the end of a year the series was published by Gioia Magazine, this gave him leave to return to Australia. Upon his return Travel and Portrait work became his mainstay, shooting around Australia for the Australian Tourist Commission which is the Federal Agency responsible for promoting Australia as a tourist destination. Also a variety of magazines such as the SMH’s Good Weekend and ITA, along with Corporate clients commissioned his photographic skills. A Personal Project entitled ‘The Stockmen’ was published by by Allen and Unwin in book form in the early 90’s, this was followed by a sponsorship deal with Prudential Insurance Pty Ltd which enabled the creation the Stockmen Touring Photographic Exhibition. This comprised of 40 framed colour prints of The Stockmen Collection which opened at The Gallery of NSW along with the launching of the book this then all toured for 2 years to Art Centres and Galleries throughout NSW and QLD. The purchase of an old warehouse in the inner city of Sydney caused the next re-direction, a large personal project to redevelop the space into a studio and living space. For years a dream of photographers but perhaps not so timely considering the changes occurring within the photographic industry at this time with the advent of digital and the costs associated with running a studio. Non the less, work continued with more cover work for magazines and travel assignments.

To be continued …….