The Australian Open Tennis Championship is a landmark on the annual Australian sporting calendar. Now having covered every tournament since 2008, for a variety of news/sports picture agencies, I approach each successive event in a much more considered way. With experience, there are pictures I’ll always make and these come naturally, almost like muscle memory. Not having to think about the usual images, leaves me with a greater capacity to consider what would make an unusual, striking picture. The client requirements often dictate how you go about the shoot, but I always try to put my own touch on it. I like to shoot tight, to get the emotion, and cleaner backgrounds.