UpClose Portraits

“The Eyes are the Window of the Soul”

This innovative style of black and white portraiture is all about the eyes!

These telling portraits that are UpClose, celebrate the beauty and essence of their subjects. I have designed a light box, which I climb into which creates the gorgeous light that washes these intimate portraits.


All images are printed on archival fine art paper.






Industry Portraits

“What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.”

Using portable studio lights, I mix the environmental light with strobe to create powerful descriptive portraits. These images capture the character of your people, celebrating their skill and personality. 

These images represent Kiwis!






“Creating Iconic Imagery”

My clean graphic style has been used to promote tourism for the past 25 years and I fully support promoting our beautiful Northland District.

I use multiple cameras to suit the image:  Canon digital, Hasselblad medium format, Linholf large-format, Nikon 35mm, Rolleiflex and Hassleblad panoramic.







“Presenting your business with style, design and more importantly  –  humour!”

Business publicity and promotion has been a key element of my photographic practice. Designing ways to present your Company with style and humour for use in digital media and publications.  







“Time is captured in these long exposures made within a tin can”

For  30 years I have been making Pinhole images to make sense of ‘my world’. My passion for Camera Obscura and pinhole continues with past exhibition images available on this website. My current work explores the marks made on the land by past generations using photograms of historic linen & lace.





Camera Obscura

“Who would believe that so small a space could contain the image of all the universe? O mighty process!” Leonardo D Vinci

Currently I am Project Leader for the Camera Obscura Sculpture in Whangarei. This 8m spiral steel sculpture, to be sited at the rivers edge viewing Te Matau å Pohe bascule bridge has been embraced by the Northland community and when final funding confirmed will be constructed in 2019.







What is a Pinhole Camera?

A Pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens but with a tiny aperture, a Pinhole – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through the aperture and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box, which is known as the Camera Obscura effect.







What is a Camera Obscura Room?

A Camera Obscura device consists of a box, tent or room with a small hole in one side. Light from an external scene passes through the hole and strikes a surface inside, where the scene is reproduced, inverted (thus upside-down) and reversed (left to right), but with colour and perspective preserved.