I use photography, video & design to connect people with the arts, science, nature & each other.
I’m a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Massey University School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand. My creative practice there investigates how photography, video and interactive media might be used in innovative ways to document, celebrate and protect our culture, heritage and the environment.
To that end I regularly employ the visual arts, music and dance as conduits for scientific and environmental advocacy and education.
In my 25 year career I have been lucky enough to have worked with some of New Zealand’s best artists and photographers and have been a lead creative in some of the country’s top design studios including a 12 year stint as owner and Creative Director of the highly successful Wellington design studio, Origin Design. I now take great pride in teaching the next generation of creatives at the Massey University, College of Creative Arts.
My work has been published in many national and international publications (including appearing in Graphis seven times). I have also received numerous awards ranging from multiple Best Awards (including a Stringer and Best of Category) to Design Down Under and TUANZ. In 2000 I was a judge in the Best Awards. As an photo-artist I have exhibited in group and solo shows nationwide and internationally including City Gallery in Wellington, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) in Santiago Chile. My work is currently part of a major exhibition, “Kermadec”, touring New Zealand along with eight other significant NZ artists.
I’m a science and documentary geek from way back and I’m passionate about the environment, rock-climbing, skiing, dog-walking, music and good whiskeys with great company. I live in the seaside community of Breaker Bay, Wellington, with my wife, three children and dog.