Ella Gillies, 7, and Beau Knows, Charlee Neaves, 8, and Crazy Daisy, Callan Neave, 6, sits on Flying Frankie, and Zoe Gillies, 4, with Supreme Joe.
Ella Gillies, 7, and Beau Knows, Charlee Neaves, 8, and Crazy Daisy, Callan Neave, 6, sits on Flying Frankie, and Zoe Gillies, 4, with Supreme Joe. ALI KUCHEL

PHOTOS: From farming to horses, crime, and the community

WITH just six months at the editors desk for 2018, I sure have been out and about catching up with familiar faces and meeting new ones in the region.

One part of my job I love (besides brining you your weekly Gatton Star newspaper, is taking photos.

In 2018, I was fortunate to win Gatton Show Grand Champion photographer as well as Rural Media SA photojournalist (photography) of the year.

I would like to thank everyone in the community who has participated in photos with me for the Gatton Star. I love getting local faces in the paper and creating a fun image along the way.

In the gallery there will be some images you will recognise, and a few extra ones that may not have made the paper (but were still just as good).

Here's some of my favourite images of 2018:


Lack of water forces expo cancellation

Lack of water forces expo cancellation

It was a mutual agreement to postpone due to drought conditions

Community supports family after father-of-three loses battle

Community supports family after father-of-three loses battle

His family are "absolutely shattered”.

Motorist saves wildlife from traffic, loads ute with turtles

Motorist saves wildlife from traffic, loads ute with turtles

He pulled over when he saw them heading for oncoming traffic