My event photography mostly comes from a drive to “capture the moment”. Often involving people, I create stories of the event or project I am working on. I work throughout New Zealand and internationally, and also design photography books, and produce multimedia films, both mediums well suited to story telling.
The Tourism Industry is a large part of New Zealand's economy. The photographs in this section are from events the industry have held to promote New Zealand.
Wedding photography is one of the most demanding genres of commercial photography. When photographing a wedding you have six or more clients, all with differing expectations. However the photos from weddings are some of my favourite images. It is a privilege to photograph the most intimate of events.
It was Henri Cartier Bresson in the 1930's who coined the phrase "capture the moment". Based in Wellington, I frequently capture images throughout New Zealand and Vanuatu using an editorial style of photography.
I love getting in behind the scenes and meeting and photographing people working in factories, farms and orchards. They are often the unseen force behind the sophisticated products in the market place.
Festivals in New Zealand are some of the cultural highlights in the tourism sector. From the world famous Gumboot Festival in Taihape to the lesser known Victorian Festival in Oamaru.
When I provide editorial photos for clients the photography often involves portraits as well as documentary styled images. These portraits are sometimes taken quickly while others need extra care around lighting and direction.