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Billys interest in Photography started when he was fourteen and when he received his first manual SLR Camera at sixteen, he was hooked.

From 1993 -1997 he was employed at a local newspaper called News Publications.

This came After several years of learning all aspects of photography - including assisting highly regarded Wedding Photographer - Phillip Green. It was also around this time he shot his first wedding.

The publications ( News Publications) produced were

The Tuggerah Lakes News

The Central Coast Bowler

The Central Coast Senior Citizens

The Terrigal Times

In 1997 he decided to increase his knowledge and two years later had successfully completed Photographic Certificate at the University of Sydney.

In 1998 he started a Wedding Photography business and made connections with the Major Central Coast Newspaper, The Central Coast Express.

He Freelanced for them while at the same time covering major news events and selling them to National publications - The Newcastle Herald, The Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald

In 1999 he was also offered and accepted a job shooting for the Advertising Department at The Central Coast Express which he did until 2001.

In 2000 he also started taking photographs at local motocross racing events and sold them on a website He designed called OZ Photocross.

In 2001 He started publishing a State based motocross publication NSW MOTOCROSS RIDER. He produced nine Issues with 90% of the work done by himself, He was the Journalist, Type Setter, Graphic Designer, Sales Manager, Editor, stamp licker and yes, even the Photographer.

From 2003-2006 he relocated to the Gold Coast and Produced and Published a Motorbike Event Program and also did some Freelance Journalism and Photography for another motorbike magazine ( Moto X Racer).

Along with other freelance photography work he Photographed several Motorbike events which were used by planet X and printed in the Daily Telegraph, Crash and other publications.

In 2007 he returned home to the Central Coast with his Family ( Wife and Five Kids). With Samantha Bridles (wife) assistance he has Started BillyB Photography.

He has also started freelancing for the Media again with several photos appearing in the Central Coast Express and on the front page of the Sunday Telegraph.

He Currently works two days a week for a company called Just Digital where he takes advertising photos for national publications.

He has also been recontracted by the Central Coast Express Advocate where he takes social photos for a feature called Scene Out.

see billyb.com.au for more information