I grew up in an artistic house with a father who was an architect and painter and my mother was a portrait photographer, so you could say that I was destined to follow in their footsteps. I loved the whole idea of capturing the world around me and was always that kid who carried their camera everywhere.
When I was a teenager I got my first taste of working in a darkroom through the school’s photography club and later as part of the yearbook staff and spent most of my free time before, during, and after school rolling film, shooting photos, or printing images for both the school paper and yearbook. I continued with my photography at University working on the College’s newspaper and literary magazine and then went on to get my Master’s of Science in Photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California.
Since leaving school, not much has changed, I still lug a camera everywhere- 30 countries and counting, to the top of a Himalayan mountain, under the ocean and just about everywhere else you can think of. Through my photography I have been able to work on some amazing projects including shooting from the back of an America’s Cup Yacht during a live race, hang out of a helicopter shooting an active volcano, and meet some of the world’s best athletes.
When I am not out shooting, you will either find me out enjoying the trails around Rotorua, playing in the surf or just enjoying the country life with my family.