One of 11 children, Bill is a lover of vintage and other collectable cars. His garage currently houses several such vehicles, including a 1953 Jag, a 1948 and 1975 MG and a 1929 Fiat.
Raised on his family’s farm in Northern Ireland, he remembers very little money during those years and that much of his childhood was spent carrying spuds and turnips and feeding cows, horses, ducks, calves, geese and pigs. “I was in charge of onions” he says.
A diesel mechanic by trade, Bill is known for his irreverent sense of humour and the telling of great tales, some of which are true.
This series features people who have made Tasmania their home since moving from far flung places, each a stranger to me until the day we met to make the images. Each shared with me an amazing life story and it's been an absolute pleasure to spend time listening to their memories, some of which accompany the images here.