Born in Melbourne, her father, a highly decorated Vietnam War soldier died on duty serving as a Police Officer when she was a baby, she was raised her mother with her three older sisters in the Australian countryside. Camille graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences from La Trobe University in 1997 and with postgraduate studies in criminology from the University of Melbourne in 1999. After a successful career working in community correctional services that began in 1999, where she managed community-based offender rehabilitation programs including the sex offenders' register, she immigrated to the United Kingdom in 2005 to enhance her career in criminal justice. In 2007 she resigned from working with young offenders to pursue a less institutionally defined career as a freelance photographer. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Art summer exhibition for her Berlin street photography.
Stereotyping is a kind of blindfold that enables many to ignore the fact that the marginalised and highly stigmatised are first and foremost people, individual human beings like everyone else.
Between 2012 and 2014 she collected a number of awards and magazine commissions for her less traditional avant-garde wedding photography work. In 2015 she undertook a Masters Degree in digital photography and creative media arts (graduating with a distinction from London South Bank University, achieving a first for her thesis that answered the question is it possible to reclaim the word whore through creative practice as research?) Her current research interests lie in the way marginalised communities use photography in online spaces as a tool for visual activism and political change. While still a practicing commercial photographer in artistic high end commissions , she specialises in reimagining existing photographs. She has extensive knowledge relating to the self-publishing of photobooks and zines both as artistic and research practices. She has further interests in contemporary photography with an emphasis on theories of the author as editor, working with other peoples’ images and exploring issues related to politics, sexuality, violence, feminism, surveillance, censorship and identity. She is currently undertaking a PhD with one of the United Kingdoms leading institutes for visual research, the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), School of Media, Arts and Design, at the University of Westminster.
April 2019 - University of Westminster, The 125 Fund, awarded £925.
June 2019 - University of Westminster, GER Scholarship, awarded £385.
July 2019 - University of Westminster, WSMAD PhD Research/Fieldwork Bid - £570
August 2019 - Grant to attend the Royal Cumberland Lodge ‘Life Beyond the PhD’ five day conference, August 2019, awarded £395.