Born in Australia, Craig moved to California in 1995. As Australians tend to be, he is easygoing by nature, but also strives for excellence in all aspects of life including his photography. Not exactly the crocodile hunter, he'd rather photograph them than wrestle them, he does admit to owning several pairs of khaki shorts. He is married and has two children, identical twin boys, is a long time weightlifter (yes that camera is as heavy as it looks) and a classically trained pianist.
Starting initially in the field of computer graphics he began photography as a means of acquiring high quality images for his work in digital imaging. Photographing on Kodak film and then scanning the negatives with a Nikon LS-2000 negative scanner produced excellent results albeit very slowly as there was both a lead time in having film developed as well as a not insignificant amount of labor involved in the scanning process. He began using a Fuji DS-300 digital camera in the mid nineties, and then switched to a Nikon D1 when they first became available. The Fuji offered the quick turnaround and near zero per image cost of digital, but it wasn't until the D1 that a digital camera offered the professional features and image quality of a high end 35mm film camera.
Used for everything from company events and weddings to nature and landscape scenes in Hawaii the D1 proved that it could more than match film quality, and win hands down in flexibility and processing time. The instant feedback and extensive information recorded with each image allowed him to more quickly understand the science behind photography. Aided by a background in engineering and two degrees in Computer Science, Craig has spent many years now developing a workflow that preserves the colour and beauty of his photographs through the computer processing to the resulting prints.
Today, he shoots exclusively with Nikon's top of the line D1x digital cameras. The successor to the D1 the D1x pushed resolution beyond 35mm limits and is capable of image quality previously only achievable with medium format cameras. He handles all of the image processing personally, from initial color and exposure correction for proof generation through to layout of magazine albums. An experienced Photoshop user and member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) he is also able to do any custom work required from basic touch up work to multiple image compositing and elaborate special effects.