Neil is a former photographer for The Age newspaper in Melbourne, covering general news and features photography and including four years as Pictorial Editor (News). Since 2006 Neil's photography has regularly featured in R.M. Williams Outback and its associated titles. In addition to his Gallery work he regularly shoots features and photographic essays for clients around Australia. His work has appeared in numerous publications including music journals and rural publications.
Raised on the Darling Downs in Queensland, he began his career at the Toowoomba Chronicle in 1983 before moving to Victoria to take up a position of Chief Photographer at the Warnambool Standard, joining the Age in 1986. He was judge of the Victorian Country Press Association photography awards from 2000 to 2017.
Neil has travelled extensively in Australia capturing breathtaking images of rural and remote life. Neil's images bring a sense of other peoples' lives, of times and people that have gone before us; whether it's in the architecture of the towns, halls and homesteads, or captured in photographs of faded signs or items left behind. His photograph of drought conditions near Wycheproof, Victoria, was a finalist in the 2005 Walkley Awards.
Neil continues to shoot many of his images on film with his much loved Speed Graphic, a popular press camera from the 1920s through to the '60s, that captures exceptional fine detail on 4 x 5 inch negatives.
Neil offers a full range of photographic services through the Gallery including portraiture, custom photography courses and photo sessions.