Noosa Festival of Surfing 2015.

Recently I was on the Sunshine Coast with Tourism Noosa for the Noosa Festival of Surfing ’15. A few days of exploring the stunning Noosa National Park and the Sunshine Coast hinterland, watching the sky burn orange and not to mention plenty of surfing – including dogs on surfboards. What a beautiful part of Queensland Noosa is! M. x

The Dark Heart of Australia, Tasmania.

Recently Broadsheet sent me to the incredible Tasmania to discover the dark side of Australia. My hidden gem, a walk through the wild in Corinna. A few days completely off the grid (no reception or 4g) in west Tasmania’s best kept secret. I stayed in an old mining area called The Corinna, which is surrounded by ancient rain forests right on the edge of the calming Pieman River and surrounded by mountains. A few days well spent alone, walking through the rainforest, watching the sunset out to sea from the top of Mt Donaldson, the moon illuminating the sky later …

Wanderlust Festival 2015 with Lululemon

Since late last year I have been working on Wanderlust Festival 2015 with Lululemon Athletica. With two visits to the incredibly beautiful Lake Taupo in New Zealand and a weekend on the historic Cockataoo Island in Sydney, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy myself on a job so much. Yoga, mediation, workshops and an abundance of positive attitude and energy with a great team. Exactly what I needed. Nothing feels greater then to see my work in a tangible form. Feeling privileged to see my images hanging wall size in all Lululemon NZ store windows (and select Australian stores), featured on the Lululemon website and …

An update.

Today was a hard day. Since loosing my mother I have struggled with picking up my camera like I used to. I’m trying to get back on my feet, so in the name of that I updated my blog with the last few months of my life.. M.x

Spring Break in the Grampians

Before leaving for New Zealand I was apart of The Grampians Spring Break campaign. A fun filled few days of chasing light and fog, plenty of hikes, sunrises above the clouds and watching the sky burn then sparkle with the night sky. Hard to believe this is right in our backyard, The Grampians is only 3 hours just outside of Melbourne. Definitely a must do! The beauty speaks for itself here. Just waiting for a weekend explore.

The Sunshine Coast.

Recently I visited the Beautiful Sunshine Coast with Flight Centre Australia and here is a little more about my trip in a small interview here. Hope you enjoy a little piece of my Home state. I love you Queensland.

Behind the scenes of the Australian Traveller front cover story

My second trip to the red centre was one to remember. It’s nice discovering places you don’t know too much about. I try not to do too much beyond the basic research before visiting a place because I find there’s something exciting about getting to a new destination and letting it surprise you.. Admittedly, like most, I did a quick Google map and image search to see why Devils Marbles was the destination of choice for the front cover of this The Bucket List 2014 issue of Australian Traveller and it didn’t take me long to discover why. Except the reality of …

Winter White

I’ve always wanted that cabin in the snow with a fireplace experience and Peppers Rundells Apline Lodge fulfilled that exact fantasy. Only a 5.5hr drive from our home in Melbourne, Steen and I set off along the Great Apline Road. I remember not too long ago someone recommended this drive to me as they knew of my love adventure and since google imaging it I couldn’t get this place out of my head. I’ve known seen snow a total of 5 times, most recently in Lake Wanaka NZ, which was one of the best days of my life, but there’s …

Castles Made of Sand

A big adventure. Sarah, Jackson and I drove for just over 3.5hours to get to this location. And then we got completely lost. After walking for over an hour by the time we got to these dunes we could see where we wanted to be, but had no way of physically getting there within the remaining hours of the day.. Not that it mattered all that much because as usual, nothing goes to plan when you have a plan. Throwing all caution to the wind, with fading daylight, we improvised. Thanks for featuring my work on your site again Live …

Mornington

Another adventure weekend – – sleeping under the stars, wild storms and moments of sunshine, watching the super moon rise, exploring and visiting new and familiar places with my best friend by my side. Get out. Stay Out. x

You, Me & the Sea

We packed the car and went away for an adventure. Driving around the coast of Phillip Island, seal spotting, rainbow sighting, hiking over cliff tops, sleeping under the stars and waking up to the sound of the ocean with my best friend. x

An Afternoon with Natascha Elisa

Landscape and beautiful skies aside, there’s no denying one of my favourite things to work on is portraits. Taking it back to the way I learnt – just me, my camera and my beautiful subject Natascha Elisa. x

Snowy Daze

We visited Marysville last year had such a great time we couldn’t wait for the snow to fall to come back. It’s such a beautiful drive through The Black Spur and past some of our favourite locations in Melbourne. Only 90 minutes away from home and one of the cheapest and funnest ways to waste some time with my best friend. This is only the forth time I have seen snow in my life I think we were the biggest kids there; rolling around, snow angles, snow balls fights, tobogganing races (which I won and Steen didn’t fulfil his part of …

I Know A Place Zine Pre-Order

I’m so excited to share that my first self-published Zine, ‘I Know A Place…’ Is now available for pre-order. Featuring a collection of photographs from my experiences travelling, road-tripping and exploring parts of the world. Pre-order HERE HERE HERE. eeeep!! x

The Red Centre with Jetstar Australia

Recently I was invited on Jetstar Australia’s first flight direct from Melbourne to Uluru. I was SO excited! Now I can finally share some of the photos from our time in The Red Centre. I’m not sure if many people know this but there are some scared sites that you cannot photograph, so I had to wait to get these approved before I could share. I think that’s pretty special, it’s exciting to see something so magnificent up close and see areas of The Rock you wont find in the media. Uluru is beautiful, same goes to Kata Tjuta National Park. I …

Live Fast

Thank you to Live Fast for featuring the recent collection I shot for Few and Far Collective Winter’14. Love. x

Sandy Hair, Wild Hearts.

An editorial at one of my favourite beaches, on a warm winter’s day with two beautiful girls. A brand new swimwear label Eurvin – coming to Australia by summer. Can’t wait! x

A Weekend Getaway: Pepper’s Mineral Springs

Steen and I took a trip to Pepper’s Mineral Springs over the weekend, a much needed weekend away without work (or maybe just a little bit of work) and mostly some time to relax. This was sort of a belated birthday surprise for Steen. I’ve briefly mentioned before that living and working towards your dream means a lot of sacrifice and in this case we finally had a weekend free together to celebrate his birthday.. a month or so late. And what a weekend it was! Since we moved to Victoria, we have visited The Great Ocean Road and Mornington …

The Golden Coast with Flight Centre Australia

Feeling nostalgic over home State sharing these photos from a recent trip to The Gold Coast with Flight Centre. What a privilege to be able to spend a few days exploring through the enchanting hinterland and some of the best beaches Queensland has to offer. I grew up driving down to the Gold Coast as often as I could to visit these beaches and it was nice to see it in a different light.. maybe made me want to move back to The Sunshine State. We were shown around by local photographer Sean Scott who is an absolute legend, taking us …

Just Me and You

Living and working together so hard towards one goal and one dream.. can be really rewarding and can be really challenging. I might look glamorous from the outside in, but the fact is we haven’t had a day to spent together “just us” with no work involved in a long while. So we took a drive. A drive to no where and this is what we found. An afternoon with some time to waste, doing exactly what we have always done. x

New Zealand with Flight Centre Australia: Part II

Flying into Queenstown was one of the scariest moments of my flying life. Besides one ridiculous flight from OC to SF a few years ago, but I don’t want to remember that one. When the pilot announced that we were expecting turbulence, he wasn’t lying. It was an internal struggle between looking out the window, trying to take photos of the INSANE mountain ranges and trying to hold onto the seat (because for some reason I feel that holding on tightly is going to help save me?!). I was kind of on the wrong side of the plane for the light …

DVF: Journey of a Dress with Tuula

Beginning from earlier this year, I have been working on this project for Tuula Vintage – DVF Journey Of A Dress. We started in LA, then to Melbourne and finishing close to her hometown in Sydney with her Mum. It’s special to be able to work on this project with Jessica, because not many people know but we have been friends for over 10 years and I am extremely proud so see how far she has grown and overwhelmed with how much she has achieved. You can see the full blog post here and short video I made here. X

Venice Afternoons

After waiting an hour for a bus that didnt come, then catching two rather dodgy buses, we finally made it to Venice Beach. I visited this place last year in August, but it was so fun to go again and show my best friend around. Steen and I sat at the skate park for a long time just watching this guy.. he was amazing!

Blowhole

Tonight I taught myself how to make a gif using some of my photos.. just for fun! Kauai – Hawaiian Islands, 2013.

SJ x Vans x Big Day Out 2013

Heading to Big Day Out today thanks to Vans Australia. I’ve never been to a Bid Day Out before and I’m not really one for massive festivals but I’m really looking forward to watching Red Hot Chili Peppers and re-living some of my earliest childhood memories. These are some photos of the custom SJ Vans for BDO 2013 x

Amy and Brian

What a privilege to share this day with my best friend and my honour be the photographer for the day. Here is a snippet – Amy and Brian wanted to keep the others more personal and I respect that. Beautiful couple, I wish you all the happiness in the world and I miss you both already <3 x