Why do I do this to myself?

Each year, I nervously present my heart on a plate as I enter images into some of the most prestigious photography competitions in New Zealand and the world. Often these images have personal content or special meaning to me - it's work I'm proud of or they contain people I love and care about - and each category has very strict rules around content and how much editing can be done. It's a bit scary!!

But, I've done well!! And it's been an amazing learning opportunity, receiving feedback from some of the world's best photographers, pushing me to develop skills and extend my creativity.

(Feel free to scroll down and take a look... )

My achievements so far...

2020

Finalist in 3 categories for the International Documentary Family Awards.

2019

Selected to represent New Zealand in the World Photographic Cup, documentary category.

New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Iris Awards - 1 Silver with distinction, 1 Silver, 6 Bronzes.

Awarded Associate level of Honors distinction by New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography

RISE International Photography Awards - 2 Silvers, 3 Bronzes

2018

Selected to represent New Zealand in the World Photographic Cup, documentary category.

New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Iris Awards - 1 Silver with distinction, 2 Silvers, 4 Bronzes.

Finalist in the Documentary Category of the NZIPP Iris Awards.

Achieved Accreditation with the NZIPP.


Grandad sitting in a chair in conservatory surrounded by plants, washing machine and lawn mower
Bride and groom standing in front of net holding hands on tennis court
Grey haired man fixing watch in room surrounded by ornaments and gadgets
Woman eating dinner at table alone on house with guns on wall
Silhouette of bride in front of church window