My portrait of the artist Stephen Cummings has been selected as a finalist in the Martin Kantor Portrait Award, which runs in conjunction with the upcoming BIFB during August. I’m loving that a darkroom silver gelatin print has been chosen, and that it’s a pic of one of my favorite musicians.

I was pleased that one of my portraits of Dr.Rodney Symes has been chosen as a finalist in this years Percival Photographic Portrait Prize. I approached Dr.Symes as a portrait subject after reading an article about his work with the ‘Dying With Dignity’ campaign. He has been a leading advocate in getting recent legislative laws changed concerning the issues around assisted dying.

I’m also very pleased to be a finalist in the Inaugural Martin Kantor Portrait Prize, which is honoring Australians that have made a significant contribution to Australian society. It runs in conjunction with the Ballarat Photo Bienale this year, and features a commission I shot of the exceptional Dr.Genivieve Goulding.

Thrilled to have one of my images from the exhibition ‘NIGHT TREMORS’ chosen as a finalist in this year’s Bowness Photographic Award at the MGA. It’s getting ti be a very tough one to crack.


I was thrilled to be a Finalist in this years Percival Award with my portrait of young architectural student Cameron.


Very pleased to be a Finalist again in the 2015 Olive Cotton Award at the Tweed River Gallery with my portrait of Niamh. I was a fan of the pioneering photographer Olive Cotton, and have a bit of a soft spot for this particular Award.



Very pleased to be a finalist in the 2014 Duo Percival Photographic Portrait Award this year with my study of the beautiful Jane. (shot on 8×10 Polaroid)BUDGEON_JANE


October 29, 2013

I was very pleased to be a finalist in the Moran Photographic Award this year with my shot of this young man. It’s a bloody tough award to crack.