About

From this extended Arctic trip — my fourth in the last three years, which isn’t a bad effort for someone that lives in Australia — I will be creating the Guide to Lapland and Northern Norway in Summer. Just as the original guide focused on seasonal information, this guide will ensure you know the information most relevant to the months of June-August, when Lapland has defrosted and is enjoying the never-ending sunlight of summer.

I created this website not only as a platform for these guides, but also as a place where I can complement the information provided in the guidebooks. The books are purposely general; they do not go into detail about specific places unless required by the topic (for instance, with activities like the Sampo Icebreaker that are only offered in one location). Here, I will endeavour to provide more of that specific information so, combined with the guidebook, you can find most of what you’ll need to visit the region.

Plus, Lapland and Northern Norway have both found their way under my skin; this region has affected me more than any other place I’ve ever visited in my life. Its purity and closeness to nature makes me feel like I have found my paradise, and even when I’m rushing around like a chicken with its head cut off, I feel relaxed and happy there. If I can share that joy with even one other person — especially if they may not have considered travelling there otherwise — then my job is done.


Outside of my ongoing Lapland obsession, I am a professional landscape and travel photographer and an experienced travel blogger. As you might expect from a landscape photographer, I’m inspired by the epic landscapes of the world, and whenever I possibly can (and whenever I can get enough leave), I can be found heading for the mountains. And, if it’s an hour you consider to be ungodly, I can probably be found with a headlamp trying to capture a colourful sunrise over the ocean or the Milky Way shining high in the sky above craggy mountain peaks.

In between photo shoots, I can often be found hiking in the backcountry or throwing myself out of perfectly good airplanes. Since I’m one of the clumsiest people you’ll ever meet, those adventures sometimes go very, very awry. For instance, as noted above, I broke my leg on my first Lapland trip while chasing a bus. Not many people would go back after that, but I did. When I do live to tell the tale of my ‘adventure travels for the uncoordinated,’ it’s on A Pair of Boots and a Backpack.

I am available to work on assignment for commercial clients, especially those looking for editorial or advertorial images. I have shot on assignment for a number of companies and tourism bodies (particularly in the Nordic countries), including Tourism Media, Finnair,  Europcar Suomi, Visit Norway, and Visit Finland. I am very open to returning to the region, so if you’d like to work together, please contact me here.

I love to hear from readers, and I am happy to get in touch either via email or through any of the major social media networks. My profiles on these networks can be found at the bottom of this page.