A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with an amazing makeup artist, Angela Pethig, along with a lovely model Jordan. The plan was to do some Black and White portraits and we managed a variety of different looks using found material and objects. Most images were processed as monochrome but some looked good in colour as well :-)
I have just got back from a trip down to Dunedin, we managed a day trip to The Catlins and stopped off at the lovely Purakaunui Falls, a short walk from the car park.
I love old movies and the look of film noir, a few months ago I worked with the lovely Rebecca Noir and makeup up artists Khaela Scott to have a play with the genre.
A trip to the West Coast near Hokitika just after New Year brought me to the lovely Lake Kaniere and just beside it Dorothy Falls.
The rocks mountains and sea at Kaikoura provide some amazing shapes and textures, this shot is from a trip last year.
Here a few of the other images from the shoot.
A trip to the beach can be quite dramatic when the storm clouds roll in.
Last weekend I had a trip to Kaikoura, always a lovely place to visit and even more fascinating following the recent earthquakes. The roads are still being repaired but the journey is pretty good now. The foreshore has been uplifted by the quakes and looks different but still very beautiful with the sea, rocks and mountains.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to shoot the lovely India Marie Rehwa, currently taking part in Miss 5 Crowns New Zealand great fun to work with and we tried a variety of lighting variations and props. This was one of favourites in the end.
I also liked this in colour.
The third in my series of time images; it seems easy to let time control you, have you ever felt that way?
The second in my series of 'Time' images, do you hold on to time, are you looking backwards rather than forwards? These were my thoughts in making this image.
I arrived home yesterday to find a copy of D-Photo magazine waiting for me and the amazing news that one of my images came 2nd in the Landscape category in the 2018 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the year. There were so many gorgeous images in the competition I feel very privileged to have made 2nd place.
I have trying to put together a series images based around time. This was my first image and it turned out much less dark than some of the others have. It is easier to be happy when you are in control of time rather than time controlling you.
I was fortunate enough recently to win a gold medal in this year's North Shore Salon of Photography with this image of Kairaki Beach, entitled "The Line Between Sea And Sky". A long exposure taken on a calm mild evening last year.
I had a bit of fun with a portrait of the lovely Georgia Baynon and an image from Moria Gate Arch at Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
A simple natural light portrait of the lovely Georgia taken on a natural light workshop run by Scott Fowler. A fun day with lovely models and lots of different options to try. This was taken with window light a 50mm lens.
For the last few years I have entered images into the PSNZ National Exhibition, and have been lucky enough to have a number of images selected for the exhibition. This year I was awarded a bronze medal for this composite image made with the help of some lovely Cosplayers.
Another shot from a fun shoot at Sumner Beach standing in for Themyscira with the gorgeous Christine Cosgrove as Wonder Woman.
This is from a great shoot at Sumner Beach with the lovely Christine Cosgrove as Wonder Woman.