Heath Moffitt was born in Sydney and trained as a solicitor, later
becoming a partner in the firm McDonell & Moffitt.
He took up photography around 1920 and joined the Sydney Camera
the 1930s Moffitt developed a distinctive, very graphic style of
bromoiling probably using a series of paper negatives
the image to a flat pattern of shape and line.
August 1947 Moffitt wrote his only article on photography, “The
Status of Pictorial Photography”, in which he defended
the pictorialists’ right to use such processes as bromoil
to achieve an artistic effect.
text based on Gaël Newton's Silver & Grey Angus and Roberston, Australia 1980