From 2007 to 2012 I worked as a writer/photographer.
After completing a communications degree at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), I travelled the globe, bringing my experiences and insights to life in arts/entertainment features and travel features I had published in The List (Scotland’s premier entertainment and lifestyle magazine) and independently (see Travel Features, Independent).
I blazed the length and breadth of Vietnam in a 30-day itinerary intensive blur of cultural, culinary and physical adventures; documenting it all (with words, photographs and film) in a daily blog for Tiger Beer’s UK website.
I enlivened the Rough Guides series (Penguin Group, London), including The Rough Guide to Sydney for which I wrote a caffeine-fuelled expose on Sydney’s nightlife, hospitality services, history and beach side, bohemian and ethnic cultures.
I reviewed tours and towns, promoted Aussie road trips and explored budget holiday options for Australian Traveller magazine.
I produced features, news articles and reviews for OUTthere magazine, En Route Australasia magazine, Volkswagen Magazine, Pacific magazine, Life& magazine, GoodLife magazine, and Harvey World Travel’s website.
In July 2012, I completed a two-month full-time contract producing travel articles, reviews and a guide to Sydney, along with editing the work of other writers, for the travel/accommodation booking start-up company Accommodation.com.
In August 2012 I wrote features on the the work of Sydney visual artist, Perran Costi, for his website perrancosti.com.
I then made the radical decision to focus more of my time on my true passion, music, and to use my writing skills to blog about it at benconnormusic.com
In 2014, I bought a house, started renovating the house and had a baby, which has brought about a significant hiatus in my creative endeavours.
I currently work full-time as a Tenant Advocate, but when circumstances allow, my music making and writing will return.
Phone: 0432 607 302