Photography has grown from an interest into a passion over the last 20 years. I primarily have taken images that interest me but have developed a particular love for music photography. Over the last 8 years I have photographed Wellington band Fat Freddy's Drop whenever I get the chance. In 2013 we released an iPad book in the iTunes store and we have more collaborative projects planned for the future.
My passion for photography is as strong as my love for music. So shooting live gigs is one of my favourite things to do. Not only do I get to meet and work with amazing musicians, I get to experience and capture the energy at point blank range.
Fat Freddy's Drop played Ally Pally in London to a sold out 10,000 crowd of Fred Heads. Here are a few snaps from before and during the show.
I have had some of my photo work used by some bands for their album artwork. The Thomas Oliver Band used some live pics in their album 'Baby I'll Play' album. And most recently Fat Freddy's Drop released the original 'Blackbird' Album with shots from the Boondigga video shoot and then released the 'Blackbird Deluxe Album' including my photos from gigs as far back as Paris gig in 2009 through to the 'Blackbird' album release show in London.
I travelled to Manchester to experience and photograph the first Whisky Sessions. Not being a whisky person I was really there for the music. And if I'm to be honest I was really there to see Gomez play their first gig in over two years. An amazing venue, epic music and I even enjoyed the few shots of whisky I had.
I created a printed book containing a collection of black and white photos from the various bands I have shot over the years
Travel and photography go hand in hand. Whether it's in my home country of New Zealand, my new home in Norway or anywhere in between. And there's a lot of place in between. For me capturing images of my travels is the best way to take the memories home with me. And I find that I still go back years later to see what I might have missed or adjust a shot in a new way.
While the film crew focus on capturing what they need for the final product I concentrate on capturing the goings on behind the scenes. Capturing the candid moments in front of and behind the camera.
My latest venture in photography is wedding photography. Offering competitive rates with amazing results from the special day.
It was a joy to capture the memories of the wedding of my friends Olga Marie and Jon Anders.
A huge thank you to them for letting me use their photos here.