The famous Canterbury nor’wester is hammering against my window. Across the city the soaring temperatures and wind will be invigorating some and sucking the life out of others. It is part of the story of how we connect to the place we call home and ultimately who WE ARE.
And it is story telling where I come in. I tell stories through photos and words. I am particularly interested in the interaction between people and place: how our environment shapes who we are, how we operate and who we have become.
At University I majored in Geography which examined this intricate relationship, and in 2003 completed a one year course in professional photography. Since then my freelance work has covered a huge variety of editorial and commercial commissions.
In 2011 I was the awarded the inaugural NZ Mental Health Media grant for a photojournalist project examining the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on the mental health of the population. Thirteen individual stories comprise the exhibition The Space Between Words which is currently on display at the National Library of NZ in Wellington until 30 April 2013.
My service to you is to tell YOUR story. I do this in a real way - no trickery or fancy stuff - just honest photography which represents the way things are. I hope I can be of service by playing a part in sharing your journey.