Susan was born in Whyalla and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia
. She has always had an interest in photography. Experimenting during a high school workshop later led to Susan undertaking an SLR and darkroom processing course and her passion then started to develop around working and travel. In 2008, during an 18 month working holiday in the UK, Susan attended a photo tour in South France, led by Fine art photographer Jonathan Chritchley. She switched her new digital camera to manual and a new journey began.
Susan has so far travelled to over 20 countries and experienced a little of all 7 continents to explore and create her style. She has worked as an assistant on a 3 day shoot in Voiles de St Tropez and achieved a High Distinction in a 12 week photography course through the open university of Australia.
In 2011, Susan won a third prize in an international competition with corporate communications agency Berghind Joseph
. In October 2012, Susan was a feature profile in The Australian Photography + Digital magazine
Susan has exhibited her work at the Joe Cornish Gallery in Yorkshire, Highcliffe Castle in Dorset, PineWalk Open Art Exhibition in Bournemouth and Brick + Mortar
in her home-town of Adelaide.
Susan moved back to Australia in December 2014 to enable her to further explore and photograph her home country. During 2016, she ventured on a 7 month road trip with two friends, photographing in South, Central and Western Australia, incorporating a mirrorless camera into her kit, exploring travel photography.
A number of trips are on the list for the next 5 years, but the next adventures will take place in 2018, commencing with a 1 month road-trip around the beautiful island of Tasmania, followed by another Ocean Capture adventure, this time exploring Kerala in India.
Her work is not currently on-display, but she hopes to one-day create a gallery space in an amazing location, to showcase her journeys.