I was born in Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand. After leaving university and spending time filling-in with a couple of jobs, I moved to the capital city Wellington, and made it my home. It is a great place with plenty going on, as you would expect in a capital city. Check out here to see a rundown of upcoming events.
My interest in capturing images, and photography started before I was 14 years old when I bought my first 'real' camera.
I stopped creating images for a few years later when life got busy, but returned again in 2002 when I became a member of the Wellington Photographic Society, a local camera group. I also joined the Photographic Society of NZ in 2014 to challenge myself and to take my photography to the 'next level' and was awarded LPSNZ by them that same year.
My interest in capturing unique images, particularly abstract and impressionist images developed in more recent years as I recognised I really liked creating pleasing compositions comprising colours and shapes..
I participated in group exhibitions in 2012, 2014 - 2018, and a joint exhibition Abstractium in 2014. I have also sold my images to individuals and friends, and a number of businesses and organisations.
The technical bits: I started shooting with film cameras, transferring to digital cameras in 1999, and then mirrorless cameras in 2011. Over recent years I have also used my iPhone and a number of iOS apps including Slow Shutter, Snapseed, VSCO, Prisma, and Glaze. To finish processing my images I use Lightroom and Affinity Photo, with Topaz, Nik, Alienskin, jfreidl, Gavin Gough, and On1 plugins on my Mac.