About Lou

Sydney-based photographer specialising in documentary and editorial photography. Currently the full-time photographer within Brand and Marketing Services at The University of Sydney. My freelance and personal work concentrates on subjective social comment and humanitarian themes.  I freelance and complete personal projects out-of-hours.

Photography has taken me to Timor Leste, Fiji, Vanuatu, Nusa Tenggara Timur and remote Australia and my passion for travel and humanitarian issues has taken me to Spain (7 years), Italy, France, England, Croatia, the US, Egypt, Morocco, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. I have exhibited in Australia and abroad.

I worked as a commissioned photographer for Australian Red Cross for many years and augmented this experience by working with other Australian based NGOs and not-for-profit organisations such as Nusa Tenggara Association (a Canberra based NGO, working in poverty alleviation).

Documentary photography, environmental portraiture, photojournalism and more creative pursuits all vie for my attention. I took on the role of Curator and Installer for Head On Photo Festival in 2012 and 2013. I have exhibited three documentary projects as part of the festival.

In 2011, I invested time as an intern photojournalist for The Age. It was here that I honed my passion for photojournalism and editorial news photography. My love for documentary photography is undeniable.

In a snapshot, I have an Advanced Diploma of Professional Photography, photojournalism major and a BA with a history major. I achieved the Photography Studies College Graduation Award for Excellence in Photojournalism in 2010.

I speak fluent Spanish, intermediate Italian and basic Russian and am learning conversational French.

Look through my work and let my pictures tell my story better than me. My blog has plenty of examples of my recent work.