News and Awards

Novemeber 2012 - Selected for New Zealand Camera 2013

My award winning image ‘Kiwengwa Beach Dhow’, shot in Zanzibar, Tanzania has been selected for publication in the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) book NZ Camera 2013. The ‘coffee-table’ book showcases the outstanding work of PSNZ members and this year was a record setting year for submissions! The book will be ready for distribution in February next year and copies can be purchased directly from the PSNZ web site http://nzcamera.photoconnectnz.com/home/index.php.

Novemeber 2012 - IPA Top Pick by Country

After receiving a very high jury score in the 2012 International Photography Awards (IPA) competition the IPA have decided to feature my work in the “Top Picks by Country” section of their website. You can go to the website below and then scroll down to New Zealand where you will find my image – Burj Al Arab. http://www.photoawards.com/en/Pages/Gallery/countrypick.php

July 2012 - IPA - Four Award Winning Images

Four of my images have received Honorable Mentions in the 2012 International Photography Awards. The images are the Burj Al Arab, The Spirit of New Zealand, Pancake Rocks and Kiwengwa Beach Dhow.

The mission of the IPA is: To salute the achievements of the world's finest photographers, to discover new and emerging talent, and to promote the appreciation of photography.

The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards ceremony.

The IPA is dedicated to recognizing contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition.

Visit www.photoawards.com for more details.

June 2012 - Four Award Winning Images including Honours

Four of my images have been selected to win awards in the 2012 North Shore National Salon of Photography competition. This is a prestigious national photographic competition and exhibition. The award winning images in the Digital Monochrome Open section are 'Lac de Soustons', Highly Commended, 'Burj Al Arab' and 'The Spirit of New Zealand', Acceptance and my first colour entry into a competition 'Dubai Jetty' was awarded Honours!

All of these images will be on display in the Salon Exhibition which is to be staged at Canon's Head Office, Akoranga Business Park, Northcote, Auckland during July 2012. A link to the Salon's Home Page can be found on my Links page.

May 2012 - Four images commissioned by 'Art of this World'

Great news - Four of my fine art prints have been commissioned by the 'Art of this World gallery' in Devonport, Auckland. The Art of this World gallery is a "showcase of contemporary New Zealand art made by an exciting group of artists". The four prints are Waitemate Harbour, Orewa Beach Rocks, Kotanui Island and Archway Islands. Let me know if you can make it to see them!

March 2012- Image selected for the New Zealand Geographic Yearbook

I am proud to announce that New Zealand Geographic have chosen my image Kotanui Island for inclusion in the NZ Geographic Flickr Yearbook. This venture celebrates the best work of the New Zealand Geographic group.

March 2012- Front Cover for New Zealand Camera 2012

I have just been told my picture Lac de Soustons has been chosen as the front cover image for NZ Camera 2012! The Photographic Society of NZ coffee table book has just been published and is now available.

March 2012- Representation by Gliclee Link

I am excited to announce I have just signed a significant agreement with Pam Williams and Mark McCormick of Giclee Link - http://www.gicleelink.com/ - that allows exclusive reproduction rights for a number of my images. Pam and Mark (both ex-Getty Images) have developed a unique way of bringing the work of talented artists and photographers from around the world to retail galleries and interior designers....They have extensive experience with imagery - Pam was the VP of Content Operations for Getty Images, the world’s largest photography company and Mark lead their footage operations team.

Giclee Link is building a unique collection of exciting imagery that can be reproduced on demand, in limited or open editions as archive quality giclee prints. Retail art galleries can use the Giclee Link collection to increase the range of art offered to their customers (including choices of size and media) without holding stock. Interior designers are able to use their great online tools to select art and photography, share it with clients for approval and then order exactly what they want.

October 2011 - Selected for New Zealand Camera 2012

Lac de Soustons has been selected by the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) to be published in the 'coffee-table' book New Zealand Camera 2012. The book is due for distribution in February 2012 and a link to the PSNZ Home Page can be found on my Links page.

October 2011 - New Zealand and the Ocean: A Love Affair - My latest book is now available through the Blurb Bookstore.

This beautiful book contains a selection of my images from New Zealand and is available in small square 7" x 7" and large square 12" x 12" formats with many choices of cover type and paper available. It can also be ordered directly from me via email.

August 2011 - IPA~International Photography Awards / Lucie Foundation - Winning Seven Honorable Mentions!

Seven of my images have won awards in the 2011 IPA~International Photography Awards. Parlementia Beach Study 1, Pancake Rocks Study 1, Parlementia Beach Study 2, Passing Boat on Milford Sound, Piha Study 2, Archway Islands and Orewa Beach Rocks were all awarded Honorable Mentions in the Fine Art - Landscape category.

The mission of the IPA is: To salute the achievements of the world's finest photographers, to discover new and emerging talent, and to promote the appreciation of photography.

The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards ceremony. Over 8,000 submissions from 90 countries were received for the 2011 International Photography Awards with over 70 jurors, the largest to date.

IPA is dedicated to recognizing contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition.

Visit www.photoawards.com for more details.

June 2011 - Three Award Winning Images

Three of my images have won awards in the 2011 North Shore National Salon of Photography competition. This is a prestigious national photographic competition and exhibition. The award winning images in the Digital Monochrome Projected Open section are 'Pancake Rocks Study 1', Highly Commended, 'Parlementia Beach Study 1', Acceptance and 'Parlementia Beach Study 2', Acceptance.

All of these images will be on display in the Salon Exhibition which is to be staged at Canon's Head Office, Akoranga Business Park, Northcote, Auckland from July 11th to July 22nd 2011. A link to the Salon's Home Page can be found on my Links page.

June 2011 - Prix de la Photographie, Paris - Px3

Eleven Official Selections from six images!

Pancake Rocks Study 1 and five other images have been be included in the Px3 Official Selection for 2011 in the Fine Art, Landscape, Nature and Still Life categories.

The jury which consists of leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors's will make their final selection for awards next week and I have my fingers crossed!

From the Px3 website - The "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris.

CameraArts magazine claims the "Px3 is Europe's biggest and most prestigious photography competition".

May 2011 - Black & White Spider Awards 'Honorary Spider Fellow'

I have just found out I have been awarded the fascinating sounding title of "Honorary Spider Fellow" for my Nomination in Fine Art for my picture Orewa Beach Rocks!

May 2011 - Black & White Spider Awards

Orewa Beach Rocks was chosen as a Nominee in the Fine Art, Landscape section.

The jury panel is made up of many highly respected names in photography including members of the Tate Gallery, Sothebys Institute of Art and Magnum Photos.

"The Black and White Spider Awards are the leading international award honoring black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers in a prestigious annual competition and globally webcast event."

October 2010 - Selected for New Zealand Camera 2011

Wharariki Beach has been selected by the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) to be published in the 'coffee-table' book New Zealand Camera 2011. This year a record number of 357 PSNZ members submitted 688 images and the judges chose 182 of these images for inclusion in the book. The book is due for distribution in February 2011 and to quote the PSNZ "this year’s Editorial Team are confident the 2011 edition is going to be the best one yet." A link to the PSNZ Home Page can be found on my Links page.

August 2010 - IPA~International Photography Awards / Lucie Foundation - Three Honorable Mentions

Three of my images have won awards in the 2010 IPA~International Photography Awards. Erakor Lagoon and Entrance to Gulf Harbour received Honorable Mentions in the Fine Art - Landscape category and Waitemate Harbour has received an Honorable Mention in the Architecture - Cityscapes category.

The mission of the IPA is: To salute the achievements of the world's finest photographers, to discover new and emerging talent, and to promote the appreciation of photography. This year's entries spanned 103 countries worldwide with approximately 15,000 submissions. Jurors had the challenging task of reducing that number to just 330 winners.

July 2010 - Six Award Winning Images

Six of my images have won awards in the 2010 North Shore National Salon of Photography competition. This is a prestigious national photographic competition and exhibition. The award winning images are Archway Islands and Waitemate Harbour in the Digital Monochrome Projected Open section and The Jamie Seddon, Kotanui Island, Entrance to Gulf Harbour and Orewa Beach Channel Marker in the Digital Projected Set Subject 'Movement' section.

All of these images will be on display in the Salon Exhibition which is to be staged at Canon's Head Office, Northcote, Auckland from July 12th to July 23rd 2010. A link to the Salon's Home Page can be found on my Links page.

June 2010 - Selected for Four Nations Competition

Orewa Beach Rocks has been selected to represent the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) in the 2010 Four Nations Competition held annually between New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa. This year the judging will be performed by the Photographic Society of South Africa and the results are due to be announced in September 2010. In total 275 images were submitted and 100 of these chosen to represent the PSNZ.

May 2010 - Dates are now confirmed for the exhibition of my work at the Auckland Festival of Photography

The dates for the exhibition are June 3rd to June 17th at the Monmo Gallery in Orewa. Please see my Exhibitions page for more details. I will be exhibiting a number of prints on a range of media including Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Fine Art Paper, 100% Rag Fine Art paper and Canvas.

March 2010 - Champion Image and Gold Medal - Recognition of Excellence

Orewa Beach Rocks has been chosen as the Champion Monochrome Projected Image in the 2010 New Zealand Canon National Exhibition and awarded a Gold Medal by the Photographic Society of New Zealand. Canon NZ will also be producing a large print of this image for display at the NATEX Convention in Nelson April 2010. A link to the NATEX Convention can be found on my Links page.

February 2010 - 2nd Gallery To Exhibit Prints

The Monmo Gallery in Orewa on the Hibiscus Coast will be exhibiting a number of my prints in June during the Auckland Festival of Photography 2010. The Monmo Gallery is a "unique fullservice galllery that is all about celebrating excellence in art." There is a link to the Monmo Gallery on my Links page.

December 2009 - Gallery Opens

The images presented on this web site are now on display in a Private Gallery on the Hibiscus Coast, North of Auckland. All of the images on display are sized at 13 x 13", professionally mounted, matted and framed. Please make contact for further details and opening times.

November 2009 - New Zealand Camera 2010 now available for purchase

"A Showcase of Outstanding Photographic Images from the Photographic Society of New Zealand". The book, New Zealand Camera 2010 showcases 181 exquisite and spectacular images and includes my award winning photograph, Erakor Lagoon, on
page 64. The book was designed and printed by The Caxton Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN 978-0-473-15300-7 and ISSN 1177-2417.

September 2009 - Selected for New Zealand Camera 2010

Erakor Lagoon, has been selected by the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) to be published in New Zealand Camera 2010. This year 326 PSNZ members submitted 649 images and the judges chose 181 of these images for inclusion in the book. The book is due from the printers in October and to quote the PSNZ "We are confident that the quality of this year's book will at least equal previous editions. It will be a stunning showcase that will further raise the profile of PSNZ." A link to the PSNZ Home Page can be found on my Links page.

July 2009 - Award Winning Images

Erakor Lagoon and Te Arai Rocks have won awards in the 2009 North Shore National Salon of Photography competition. This is a prestigious national photographic competition and exhibition. Erakor Lagoon has been awarded 'Honours' and Te Arai Rocks has been awarded 'Acceptance'. Both of these images will soon be on display in the Salon Exhibition which is to be staged at Canon's Head Office, Northcote, Auckland from July 13th to July 24th 2009. A link to the Salon's Home Page can be found on my Links page.