After a decade in the Australian Regular Army I embarked on a career change and undertook tertiary studies in photography, graduating in 1998. Since then I have worked as a freelance commercial & editorial photographer and writer, for numerous clients and publications. I am a full member of the Australian Commercial + Media Photographers (ACMP) association for professional photographers.
Art, travel and military history/battlefield archeology are my other passions and I have been fortunate to incorporate these into my professional practice, either through my work or in my exhibition projects. In addition to numerous exhibitions within Australia I have exhibited in Cambodia, Lithuania as part of the CUSTOMS IGNORED project for the Kaunas Photography Festival and in Thailand, where I am represented by the Pikture Gallery in Bangkok. I also organise photographers tours to Thailand and Cambodia, often coinciding with the annual Angkor Photography Festival which occurs in late November/early December every year.
I am also actively involved with the local and regional photographic and arts communities, including a stint as chairman of the Blend(er) Gallery & JCAA and being an organising committee member of FotoFreo which is the largest photography festival in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition I lecture in the Media department of the Central Institute of Technology and also provide tailored training and exhibition curatorial/project management services for a range of individual, corporate and government clients.
My blog and facebook page are constantly updated with information about exhibitions, events, new developments in photography as well as bits & pieces from some of the worlds leading photographers whom I am privileged to call friends. Plus of course, you can follow me as @julesfotos on twitter for the day to day gibberish. If you would like to find out more about the range of products and services I offer please drop me a line via the link at the side of the page, call (+61 414 757 734) or email (jules_photos (at) hotmail [dot] com) or you can skype julestennant.