I discovered a passion for landscape photography while tramping in the Tararua Mountain Ranges, an hour north of Wellington. Many trips were embarked upon with family and friends, and my trusty 35mm SLR film camera captured these early adventures.
As my photographic experience and skills grew, opportunities arose to sell prints in several Wellington galleries. My photographic style is still very much influenced by those early days, and some of the images on this website were taken on film. Even though I now use a digital SLR camera, I still like my images to look as natural as possible.
Of particular interest to me is depicting the landscape in all its moods, from calm and serene, to rugged and wild. I hope you enjoy these images, and if you have any enquiries or would like to purchase a photo on canvas, please visit my contact page.
The Milford Track:
In late 2013 I walked the Milford Track with family, and added several photos from this awe inspiring walk to the forests and mountains gallery. The scenery on the Milford Track was amazing, and we met lots of interesting people from here and overseas.
Although this is primarily a photography website, I also write poetry, and here is my Milford Track poem:
The Milford TrackThrough mist and Milford tales On Lake Te Anau we sail Packs are shouldered, near to shore The finest walk in the world, we’re ready for A cultured path finds the beautiful glade Onwards to Clinton with friends newly made By jade waters, through forest and prairie To a lake called Mintaro, resting most fairly Mackinnon Pass beckons from on high Upwards we climb, each step a wonder of peaks and sky From golden heights to valley green we journey once more The Sutherland Falls fills us with awe Ambling the Arthur valley we are seduced By calm waters and peaceful recluse Amidst much birdsong and good cheer We reach Milford Sound, our finest walk beyond compare
Lines of Sight
In the past few days, I’ve just published a book called Lines of Sight. This is a combined poetry/photography book, and explores themes of New Zealand humour, culture and national identity. If you have any enquiries about the book, or would like to purchase a copy (NZ$29.99), please send me a message from the contact page.