Artist Portraits

Over the last couple of years I’ve been very fortunate to photograph some highly respected artists from New Zealand. Some of the artists include: Gareth Farr, Jack Body, Dorothy Buchanan, Gillian Whitehead, Helen Bowater, Jenny McLeod, John Hopkins, Ross Harris, Samuel Holloway, Alistair Te Ariki Campbell and Meg Campbell.

I've undertaken this work with a number of aims:

  • Deposit the images with a national archive for New Zealander's in the future
  • Provide artists with professional portraits that they can use to promote themselves
  • Provide organizations with portraits of artists that they can use for publicity

The future plan is to establish a website - artist.org.nz - that will make this body of work available. In the interim, some of these portraits can be seen on my photography website.

In 2011 I started the Composer 015 series with funding from the James Wallace Arts Trust and the Lilburn Turst. The project will photograph fifteen New Zealand composers.

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