Henri Cartier-Bresson, on ‘The Decisive Moment’, best sums up how I feel about the art of photography:

Photography is not like painting. There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. 

That is the moment the photographer is creative. 

Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”

My art is the documentation of these temporal moments, where for a transient split second I can choose to baptise myself completely into what is transpiring before me. It’s the process of waiting, watching and acting. This then takes me on a journey into the soul of my subject to capture a unique connection, however close or detached, becoming a memory trigger for time immemorial.

When people see my work I’d like them to feel that moment of shared emotion, intensity and experience.

I am a searcher, a listener & a collector of moments.

Shooting live music -25 Years, Amnplify 4 Years
Awards – 2 Highly Commended awards 2021 ’The Mono Awards’

Favourite Amnplify Galleries:


"These are some of the best photos of us I've ever seen. Thank you!”
Ashley Naylor - Even, Christmas Shows, Corner Hotel 2020
“Lucas! Thanks for the great shot”
Hamish Anderson. The Forum, 2019
“Cracking shots bro!”
Andrew Kitchen
Antiskeptic, The Forum 2019
“Lucas - Saw your shots of Chris Whitley from The Continental from 1999. Great work, I really like ‘em!”
Jeff Lang The Continental 1999
“Lucas - your photos from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl show are fantastic!
- Cash Savage - Cash Savage & The Last Drinks. SMMB 2020