Hamish Croker is a British-Australian second generation photographer & image-maker at the Gold Coast in Queensland. He is notable for his frequent use of the coastal lifestyle that is synonymous with where he lives and depticts the fun and active aspects that the city is famous for in much of his work.
Much of his early life and childhood was spent in the Australian state of Victoria with. Frequently the subject of photographs during holidays to one of his family's few holiday houses & as the sone of a successful medical and scientific photographer he was exposed to photography at a very young age.
His love for fashion began shortly before his teens visiting family in the inner South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and spending days cycling, walking and tramming Chapel street, Toorak village and High street; famous for their fashion, boutiques & bridal stores.
From there he began reading copies of Vogue, ELLE & Harper's Bazaar.
He attended some of the best schools in Australia including Geelong Grammar School where many of his family and notable people such as HRH Prince Charles have attended and where he learnt a good appreciation of art on both an Australian and an International level.
Later in his teens he began adding men's magazines such as GQ, Playboy and FHM to his regular reading list and before long he had started to amass a good eye for art, portraiture, fashion & men's interest.
After graduating from secondary school Hamish began modelling and acting and then took to working in a local modelling & talent agency doing work in administration. Shortly after he moved into junior management and was later signed with Elite model management and walked the Lord Mayor's ball and Melbourne fashion week.
By his early 20's he had begun delving deeper into the history of fashion, portraiture and art and by his mid 20's he had amassed a good visual knowledge of fashion from it's early photographic years in the 1930's editions of Vogue through to the early 21st century.
In 2013 he took to photography to 'put pen to paper' and since that time has endeavoured to refine his works while keeping abreast of both current and classic trends.