I was born in Nelson, at the top of the South Island. From an early age I was fascinated with the great outdoors, and it was a natural progression to start photographing the landscapes I was so captivated by. Coming from a line of landscape oil painters I may have inadvertently inherited an artistic gene as I am more drawn to the complexities of tones, subtleties of light and shadow and the contrast of elements than a formulaic approach which relies heavily on searing colour to gain attention.
I started photographing using analog medium-format panoramic cameras, among which was a Fuji G617. After many years of shooting 35mm format digital I have now come full circle and am primarily using the Fuji GFX 50S system. My work is held in private collections worldwide, and is licensed for local and international use.
In 2005 I established a photo workshop company, Capture New Zealand Photo Expeditions, to give photographers the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of locations and seasonal nuances I have gained over the years to make their time in the field productive. I also partner with international photographers bringing groups to New Zealand.
The almost unbelievable diversity of landscapes which God has packed into this compact country constantly amazes me and challenges me to continually search for fresh and unique compositions. As I grew up close to the sea, the coastlines of New Zealand are always calling. There are many locations which I have visited and re-visited where the photo I want to make still eludes me. And that is what fuels the passion.