I started in Photography as an assistant to many of the leading commercial advertising photographers in New Zealand and then in London.
This was my hands on, real world education in the technical, artistic and business aspects of photography.
Then, yearning for adventure I embarked on what became a 12 year career sailing the oceans of our planet as crew on some of the most beautiful classic yachts in the world. This was where I gained my respect for the ocean and love and admiration for the vessels and people that venture out to sea.
In 1998 I returned home to New Zealand for a change of career as a yachting photographer.
In 1999 I was awarded the contract to photograph the 31st America’s Cup in Auckland for Quokka sports, producer of the official America’s Cup web site.
In 2004 I won the contract to be Emirates Team New Zealand’s photographer. Over the 11 years I was with the team I photographed two America’s Cups, two MedCup campaigns, The team’s Volvo Ocean race campaign with Spanish shoe company CAMPER, America’s Cup World Series regattas, Extreme Sailing Series Regattas as well as everything that went on behind the scenes.
I have been very privileged to have worked with some of the most prestigious and well respected names in yachting, from sailors and events to sponsors and yachting media.
Winner of Canon Media Awards Sport photo of the year 2017.
Agencies I’ve worked with and that represent my work…
AFP, Alamy, ATP, Getty, OneShot, Panoramic, PhotoSport, Reuters, News Modo, DPPI
Past clients include…
Doyle Sailmakers, Cathay Pacific Airlines, Dubarry of Ireland, Louis Vuitton, Toyota New Zealand, Omega Watches, Murphy & Nye, New Zealand Olympic Committee, Trade New Zealand, NZ Lotteries Commission, Southern Spars, Vodafone NZ, Quokka Sport, Tourisim New Zealand, Moet Chandon, Nexus, Nespresso, North Sails, NZ Post, Sky City, Ocean Noise, Victory Knives, ISAF, BEP Marine
Yachts, Teams and Events
S/Y Singularity, Joe Fly Sailing Team, Pinta-Illbruck, Emirates Team New Zealand, Stars and Stripes, Team Gallagher, Barcelona World Race, Korea Match Race Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, S/Y Imagine, S/Y Creole, S/Y Adele, S/Y Erica
Sea Horse Magazine, Yachting World Magazine, Yachting Monthly Magazine, Yachts and Yachting Magazine, Sail Magazine, Sailing World Magazine, Yacht Magazine, Vene Magazine, Kazi Magazine, More Magazine, Offshore Yachting, Boating New Zealand Magazine, New York Times, Dinghy Sailing Magazine, Swiss Boat Yachting Magazine, Mens Fitness Russia, L’Equipe, Newsweek, Fare Vela Magazine, Boat International, Boote Exclusiv, Zeiling Magazine, Classic Boat Magazine, Bienvenido a Bordo, Mainsail Magazine, Sailing Journal, Le Temps, Go Boating, Yacht Capital, Pro Photographer, GQ Japan, Red Bulletin, New Zealand Herald, Canvas