I've been driving past this point on New Zealand’s West Coast every few years for the last 20. When I first came past there were no messages, and then, somewhere along the line, a seed was sown - someone wrote their hopes, dreams or fears on to a rock, then others followed. Soon there were cairns of rocks up and down the beach holding the collective hopes, dreams and fears of the world, waiting to be washed back into the ocean to be tumbled clean, absolved and returned. As I've come back, the piles shift, the original messages long since gone and replaced with new, and as time has gone on I've added my own messages of hopes, dreams and fears to it too. There are no algorithms to this place, no reception - and yet the collective unity of humanity is there for all to see, we all share the same hopes, dreams and fears as each other. It took me a couple of days after the shooting in Christchurch but then I wept three times, once for the victims, once for my children and once for the world. No one should ever have to feel unsafe praying for peace. This is our problem, no one is an island - we are all connected on this tiny planet we call home. #christchurch
Franz Josef Glacier, on New Zealand’s West Coast.
Sometimes you just need a rainbow waterfall on Monday morning.
I’m stoked to announce that last week I was accepted as a full member of New Zealand’s AIPA, the Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association. 😎 This photo is from Stewart Island, does anyone know where?
I’m not ready to let go of summer just yet...
Waitomo fields of gold.
Ghosts at the Taranaki Festival of Lights. Phenomenal imagination and creativity. #taranaki
We’ve just gone over 7000 followers on Facebook and over 41k on Instagram. Thanks to each and every one of you for coming along on the journey. Yesterday’s adventure was to a natural tunnel in the back of beyond, Waitomo styles. Huge thanks to the lovely farmers for allowing us access to this gem. 🙏
Moeraki Boulders under a rainbow. Gotta be a good luck sign right?
Rocks in the Punakaiki River - stay safe and have a great weekend everyone! 🙌🙌
Secret beach tunnels, New Zealand. ☺️
The beauty of a red crowned parakeet. Almost as lovely as my kids yelling in the morning. 😩
On January 19 we were honored to photograph the wedding of Kim and Jeremy, the first same-sex wedding at Christ’s College and one of the most incredible days we’ve ever experienced. I’d like to thank Blair and the team at Nikon New Zealand for providing me with an arsenal of extra equipment including the exceptional Nikon D850 camera. Your support is hugely appreciated.
Nothing like a Taranaki sunset.
Happy Waitangi Day everyone. This is Tongaporutu, where cliffs march out to the sea.
Me in the heat today 😩
Some of New Zealand’s newest rocks, thrust out of the ocean in the 2017 Kaikoura earthquake.