Category Archives: General

The house that love lost

The House That Love Lost, or The Birdhouse, is one of my most iconic images. It’s an image that seems to speak volumes without saying a word, but whilst the

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Underwater Photographer Brett Stanley - Los Angeles & New Zealand

On Freediving

As my experience with underwater photography grows, so does my interest in Freediving. As I don’t usually use scuba equipment when I shoot in the water I’m often holding my

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A look back at 2013

As the years seem to go faster it’s hard to take the time to look back sometimes, so this year I thought I’d throw together a quick recap of the

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The amazing visual effects of Wolf of Wall Street

The art of retouching and visual effects is a subtle one, if you notice it’s presence it’s most likely failed. It’s a mostly thankless job as it’s only those who

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I’m into Trains – Travel Update

New York from the Train

I love travelling by train. The view shuttering past is the ultimate single take dolly shot, better than any movie. Real and gritty.

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Those ingenius Kiwis

I’ve got to say, not being a native to New Zealand, that I’ve got enormous pride in this adopted country of mine. Not only is it one of the most

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A Little Retrospectacle

So I just spent a bit of time updating the look of the blog and it took me on a little trip down memory lane. How often does one look

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A Total Dexter Morgan Moment

So, I had a total Dexter Morgan moment yesterday as I was setting up for some corporate shots in an empty Auckland office space. I was traveling light so didn’t

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New Directions and Winter Goals

It’s been a time of change for me in the last few weeks, I moved out of the studio I had been renting for the past 9 months and the

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Reflections come back to you

Ok, so it’s a bad pun but a serious issue, reflections are hard to control especially on rounded objects such as wedding rings. I’m all for leaving my mark on

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