I am a multi-award winning, passionate photographer and adventurer and lead tours across New Zealand, Australia along with Antarctica plus further afield.
Of recent I have become one of IAATO’s (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators) #AntarcticAmbassadors
As an Antarctic Ambassador I am one who:
- Loves and respects the region,
- Educates others by sharing their Antarctic experiences,
- Advocates for Antarctica when opportunities arise, and
- Protects the region by making positive changes at home.
One of my specialities is street and storytelling photography and a member of Australian Association of Street Photographers (AASPI).
While enjoying a wide photographic genres, I also enjoy the detailed side of macro photography and capturing moody landscape images.
Since birth, I’ve either been in front or behind a camera; it’s like photography is in my blood. Capturing the moments of me growing up, my parents made sure that every family moment was photographed including the family cats and dogs. In my teens, my first camera was a Rolleiflex Two & Quarter Square, I soon converted my parent’s bathroom into a dark room; the shower rail consistently doubling as a drying frame for my black & white photos.
In 2017, I was extremely fortunate to be one of 10 Auckland photographers mentored by industry luminary photographer Tom Ang as part of the “Connections – Peace” where two of my images were chosen to be on display at the outdoor exhibition at Auckland’s Wynyard Wharf.
My second photographic passion is mentoring and leading photography workshops, tours and retreats and I now combine both passions to deliver photography tours, workshops, field trips and social photography events.
I hold both New Zealand Small & Large Passenger Endorsement Licences and NZTA TSL licenses which allows me, legally to drive the photography tour minibus. Across New Zealand and Australia, you’ll see me behind the wheel. Holding a NZTA TSL licence and being a member of the Bus & Coach Association, I have the permits to drive onto the Department of Conservation land across New Zealand.
I hold Department of Conservation permits to lead groups onto the locations we visit and have passed the Health & Safety audit, which is a legal requirement to operate both at these locations and while leading tour activities.
With a Level 2 First Aid Certificate I am trained to respond, triage a multi-person incident and carry an extensive first aid kit in the minibus, as well as a (much) smaller one with me when walking.
For both your and my safety, when we are in locations which are remote and have no mobile coverage, I carry a satellite phone in case of emergency.