Hi, I’m a professional photographic artist and designer based in beautiful Tauranga, New Zealand.
I love to create photographic art as a voice to the beauty that exists within nature. The digital camera and digital darkroom (computer) are my artist’s tools and choice of creative medium and photography allows me to explore, capture and preserve, through my art, some amazing and beautiful wonders of nature.
My work explores and celebrates the colour, detail, and beauty of nature through contemporary landscape, abstract and illustrative fine art photography. The work I produce is influenced and inspired by early botanical photographic artists, such as Anna Atkins, Henry Fox Talbot, and Karl Blossfeldt.
Creating is about immersing myself in the process every step of the way, from capture and digital preparation through to printing and finishing using the highest quality archival materials – creating beautiful, original, and contemporary fine art pieces for others to enjoy.
An international award-winning photographer, I have a formal education in both fashion and design and photography. I’m an Accredited Professional Member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) and my career highlights include being awarded the NZIPP’s highest awards distinction, that of Grand Master of Photography. In addition, in 2013, I was named New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year.
Having also spent many years educating others in a formal education environment, I continue to share my love of this wonderful medium through workshops and mentoring, so others can enjoy and explore what our world has to offer through their own photographic pursuits.