I work with the 19th century photographic print making processes of platinum, palladium, carbon transfer, cyanotype and gum bichromate for their subtle tonal range, luminosity and inherent permanence. These manual processes help me make my prints in a pictoralist and painterly manner to render the extraordinary beauty and drama of the New Zealand landscape. My prints are labour intensive and influenced by many variables, some I try to control, others I leave for serendipity to make her mark.

My work is contemplative, a time for quiet and a means of escape from today’s hectic world which is why I enjoy my photography and printmaking so much.

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever, its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness”  –  John Keats

Marching Trees  (gum bichromate over platinum)

Juried Exhibitions and awards

2022 Merit Award, Darfield Artweek, Canterbury, New Zealand
2021 Alternative Processes Competition Winners, Soho Photo Gallery, New York
2020 Gold Medal and H.S James Landscape award, Sony PSNZ National Exhibition, New Zealand
2020 Bronze Medal, Sony PSNZ National Exhibition, New Zealand
2018, 2017 Bronze Medal, Canon PSNZ National Exhibition, New Zealand
2017 Mike Ware award, The Print Exposed, Gold Street Studios, Victoria, Australia
2017 Black and White (and Blue), The Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, USA
2015 Gold Medal and H.S James Landscape award, Canon NZ National Exhibition
2010 and 2009 Bronze Medal, Epson International Panorama awards.

solo exhibitions
2021 Precious Landscapes, Studio 541, Auckland, NZ, June 4 – 20
2020 Precious Landscapes, Photospace Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2019 Precious Landscapes,  Gold Street Studios, Victoria, Australia
2019 Precious Landscapes, Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
group exhibitions
2023, 2020, 2019, 2017 The Print Exposed, Gold Street Studios, Victoria, Australia
2018 Twelve photographers – twelve views exhibition, Art on the Quay, Kaiapoi, NZ
2018 Christmas Eighteen, Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2019, 2017, 2015, 2011 Peninsula Arts auction, Christchurch Art Show 2017, 2015

Chambers Art Gallery and Magma Gallery, Christchurch.
HLiiC Image Center, Nanjing, China

2022 The Black and White Box, artist interview
2021 Analog Forever Magazine, featured Photographer
2020 Platinotype: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium with the Contemporary Printing-out Process by Pradip Malde & Mike Ware, featured artist
2020 D-Photo magazine, Platinum for gold, interview, issue 97
2020 Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes, 2nd edition, image contributor
2019 The Photograph Considered, Number 25, View Camera Australia
2019 On Landscape magazine, featured photographer, issue 187
2018/17 The Hand magazine, image contributor issues #15, 18, 21
2017 On Landscape magazine, 4×4 portfolio, issue 131
2017 Totara: A Natural and Cultural History by Philip Simpson, image contributor
2017, 2010, 2009 New Zealand Camera

Whakaraupō / Lyttelton Harbour (platinum over silver leaf)