About

Capturing moments, feelings, emotions and light in the landscape and environment to reflect on, imagine, dream and remember.

Originally from the South Island, I currently live in Mangawhai Heads in Northland with my partner, Gerard (also a photographer) and our two cats, Barbie and Ken (not photographers).

Throughout my life so far, I have had many enriching (and some character building!) experiences in the great outdoors. These experiences have contributed to a deep appreciation of the unique and diverse natural environments found both here in New Zealand and around the planet. I love to be in these natural environments and love to photograph them.

When photographing in these environments, I am immersed in the moment. My brain is thinking only about how I can use the equipment I have to express what I am seeing and feeling. A meditation of sorts! It is for this reason that I often find myself getting up a “crazy o’clock” to see how the sun is going to make its entrance for the day, what I might see and how I might feel.

My hope is that the images I create encourage you to protect the environment, to stop, slow down, and appreciate the moments in life.

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Achievements

Nature First

I’m a proud member of Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography and I’m dedicated to following the Nature First Principles:

  • Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.

  • Educate yourself about the places you photograph.

  • Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.

  • Use discretion if sharing locations.

  • Know and follow rules and regulations.

  • Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.

  • Actively promote and educate others about these principles

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