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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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2015 was an amazing year for me: a mixed bag of client work, personal projects, and loads of travel. I spent a lot of time underwater this year as well, which has been great with that side of my business expanding and we keep pushing the envelope on what we shoot down there.  Huge thanks to all my clients, supporters, and my amazing team around the world. I really couldn’t do this with out you! Please enjoy my favourite shots from the year, and see you in 2016! Model: Tiffany Nicole (TNicole) Stylist: Gabrielle Letamendi MUA: Eliven Quiros   Valentina Grim Makeup: Glam by Tessa Monica Olive Stylist: Devin Winter Hair: Erin Michelle Anderson Makeup: Chanel Panagiotopoulos Model: Model Kaylan Auxier HMUA: Dinah Raphaelle Stylist: Impressionist Designs Designer: Tafreshi Couture Model: Brooke West Makeup: Andrea Hows Artistry Sheridan Mouawad Makeup: Dinah Raphaelle Model: Sarah Makeup: Andrea Hows Artistry Model: Lisa Underwater Aerials…

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Behind the Scenes The Imagined – Claire Prebble Couture (Behind The Scenes) from Brett Stanley Photography on Vimeo. Published in Jute Magazine. Photographer: Brett Stanley Costume Designer/Stylist: Claire Prebble Hair: Warren Dion Smith Makeup: Jade Jolly Models: Fay Nielson (Kirsty Bunny Management) and Claire Prebble Assistant: Pauline Leveque

f11 Magazine August 2014 Cover - Brett Stanley Underwater Photographer

There’s been a few highlights in my life recently and this feature of my Underwater Photography in F11 Magazine is no exception. Truly honoured to have a massive spread and interview in the August issue, many thanks to editor Tim Steele! Oh yeah, that’s my image of Rachel Rouge on the cover there too. Check out the whole magazine and article about my underwater photography. Bodies of Art Collection – Model: Jane Wenley, Body Art: Sofia Bue Pedersen, Hair: Warren Dion Smith

Published in Dark Beauty, Issue 32 Model: Crystallion Heart Creative Director, Stylist, Hair + Makeup: Miss Dom Photographer : Brett Stanley Here’s a few that didn’t make it in to the magazine: ISSUE 32 – Over 400 pages featuring: Amanda Lepore, Alex Bland, Antonio Martez, Bang Nguyen, Charles Kovach, Charles Long, Christoph Struckmeier, Claire Basiuk, Claudio D’Avolio, Craig Mason, Yan Bleney, Denny Walentin, Brett Stanley, Eric Doolin, 135fotografiks, Fanny Dussol, Gabriel Nedelcu, H. James Hoff, Ignacio Irisarri, Irvin Rivera, Ismaele Bulla, Jannine T Photography, Joana Fux, Aries Lopez, Julia Comita, Julian Bern, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Juliet Labdien, Pascal Latil, Marie Copps, Marija Kablyté, Martin Strauss, Maximilian Kamps, Meiji Nguyen, Michael Meltser, Mikko Puttonen, Peter Collie, Pieke Roelofs, Polina Kuprina, Rainer Suck, Randy Tran, Sabina Yunusova, Sabina Chodorowska, Stefan Kolesnikowicz, Stefanie Anderson, Thanh Tran, Tomas Skaringa, Verginiya Yancheva, PULSE, Debra Lamb, and many others!

Kid Mac is a rising star in the Australian music scene with his 2nd album ‘Head Noise’ just released. I was lucky to spend some time with Mac on a recent trip to Australia and shoot some promo shots for the upcoming tour and release. Some of these images went on to be published in Rolling Stone Magazine.

First published in The Photographer’s Mail, February 2014 I love a good road trip, it’s part of who I am. I put it down to growing up in Australia where every holiday began with at least an 8 hour drive. Squashed in our Ford Falcon Stationwagon for what seemed like days, watching the world come towards me with such intent that it was hypnotic. I was the youngest of three so I never got a window seat, just wedged in the middle with the wide wide windscreen wrapping around and consuming me. Mum always said it was the best seat in the house, but I dreamed of being big enough to sit by the window where the world flew by with such speed that I was always left wanting more, always wishing I could pause for a minute to enjoy the details of the front yards and side roads. When…

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First published in The Photographer’s Mail, December 2013 When I first started making the move to Hollywood, people would often ask me if it was a good idea, wouldn’t I be competing against all the other photographers in town? My initial thought was yes, but after weighing up all the information I figured that in a city with almost 10 million people (that’s more than double New Zealand) there had to be a load more opportunities as well. More people equals more products to sell equals more photography, surely. I was right of course, I wouldn’t be putting it in print if I wasn’t! The huge number of projects happening at any one time here is staggering, from small commercial shoots to large feature films, this city has it all and it’s all going on all the time. In the 12 months I’ve been here I’ve had the good fortune…

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First published in The Photographer’s Mail, July 2013 Moving to another country is never an easy task, there’s so many things to take in to consideration, and deciding what to take is one of the more important ones. Clothing and personal items aside, choosing which of my gear and hardware to pack when moving to the United States was hard for a few reasons. Not having a US Visa meant that I didn’t really know how long I was going to be there for and so did I want to take everything I owned just for a three month trip? I could always rent equipment once got there but that can get costly, and I’ve already paid for my kit so why shell out again? The obvious answer was compromise. I was allowed two 23kg bags in my plane ticket and one of those was going to be clothes. The…

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First published in The Photographer’s Mail, May 2013 I’d never had a huge love of the United States but after a short trip to New York to visit a friend a few years ago I really fell in love with the place. It’s just like in the movies, unnervingly so! Americans are loud people, it’s true, but when you see them in captivity (in their homeland) they don’t seem so bad. Actually they’re downright nice, polite and happy to help. Just don’t sneeze in an elevator or you’re likely to get blessed from all corners! Moving to Los Angeles was certainly not on the life plan for me, I was happily building up my career and business in Wellington. It came about when my girlfriend JL won the USA Diversity Lottery and gained a Greencard. Whilst many people would have seen blinking ads for the lottery on random websites and…

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