Diana (also known as Daisy) was born in England and left for Indonesia when she was 6 months old. This start in life sparked a globetrotting passion and over the years she has lived and worked in Europe, Russia, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Now settled in Adelaide, South Australia, that passion is still strong and is now focused on diving and photographing some of the world's exotic locations, both domestic and overseas.
Diana's enthusiasm for diving began when she was eight years old, using a hookah mounted on a float that her father designed while they lived in the Sultanate of Oman. In 1997 she finally qualified as a diver and rapidly progressed through the ranks to PADI Course Director experimenting with technical and cave diving along the way. Her self-inflicted demotion to PADI Master Instructor has given her the opportunity to focus on photography.
With 15 years as a PADI CD along with Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, her experience in adult education is extensive. Diana also holds Diploma in Photo Imaging from The Centre for Creative Photography in Adelaide.
Diana is an Accredited Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) and has won several awards including:
2019 AIPP EPSON South Australian Signature Worthy Award Finalist: Documentary & Nature
2018 AIPP Epson South Australian Professional NATURE Photographer of the Year. Finalist: Landscape & Travel
2017, 2016 AIPP Epson South Australian Student of the Year
2017 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards Student Runner-up