Category Archives: Landscape

As an underwater photographer I am all-too familiar with the boundless opportunities New Zealand offers for enjoying yourself in the water. Rotorua is a hive of natural geothermic activity, boasting five free, natural hot pools where you can relax and detoxify. Or for a dramatic variation in temperature, the Spa Park in Taupo offers hot streams and waterfalls combined with the freezing cold waters of the Waikato River. Kawhia Springs in Waitomo is a beautiful beach, but if you dig below the surface of the sand, you can instantly create your own hot pool for a truly unique way to relax, not to mention an off-beat photo shoot opportunity. I frequently capture the natural beauty of water in my photographs, drawing inspiration for my work from the stunning locations New Zealand’s geography provides. So I was thrilled to be recently featured in an article by Expedia, ‘Photographers Share New Zealand’s Most…

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The House That Love Lost, or The Birdhouse, is one of my most iconic images. It’s an image that seems to speak volumes without saying a word, but whilst the photograph needs no explanation there is a beautifully sad story behind the house itself that I’d like to share. It was bought in the 1980’s by a farmer local to the Wairarapa region in New Zealand and moved to the land it stands on now. It was to be a renovation project with his new bride, moved in a few sections from the country town nearby. The house would have looked magnificent up on the hilltop, overlooking the grazing land and foothills, but before any work could be done their relationship broke down and he was left with the half built house, and possibly a broken heart. The house still stands, on a cleared section of land just off the road…

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