I am a digital artist, professional photographer, photo educator, published author, columnist and freelance journalist, along with being one of New Zealand’s leading landscape photographers. I am also a graduate of Canterbury University, New Zealand, hold an Advanced Certificate with Distinction in professional photography, and am a fellow of the New Zealand Photographic Society. I have variously been a teacher, curriculum developer for the New Zealand government, software tester and Kodak Professional Mentor.
I am currently supported by Nikon, Fujifilm, Thinktank camera bags and various photographic software companies, including OnOne, Oloneo, Athentech and Picturecode.
I divide my time between writing, publishing, exhibiting, commissions and teaching workshops in photography and post-production.
My work draws strongly upon my Māori and European heritage (Te Rarawa, Nga Pakeha) and my ongoing studies into a broad range of spiritual and mystical traditions. It also draws heavily upon a university degree in foreign languages and literature.
It seems to me that the digital process is limited only by our imagination, our knowledge of self, and our willingness to give it free rein.
For me, capture is only the beginning. It is in post-production that I can truly recognise the insight given me in a form which others can share and experience, and follow my calling, to be a sharp pencil in the Artist’s Hand.
Now I am able to make work that lives in a space between photography and painting and, in doing so, mile-mark my life journey.