Skux Punk for VICE International Cassette Day

Tasked with shooting a punk rock band in a small music venue in the centre of Auckland City I headed out with little to expect but was rewarded with some wonderful creative talent, free beer and above all else, An ironic gift of a cassette mix tape that I couldn't listen to. The venue Cassette … Continue reading Skux Punk for VICE International Cassette Day

She Loves You

I miss gigs as much as anybody does. But specifically, I miss going to gigs in New Zealand, It really felt like a little club of alternative-music lovers. It felt underground and real. Everybody knew each other in some capacity but new-comers were welcomed with open arms. Pictured below are the incredibly sexy and talented … Continue reading She Loves You

Piha the Black Sand Beach of Auckland

Two or so hours drive west of Auckland you can find one of New Zealand's famous black sand beaches in a place named "Piha". Despite the obvious touristy location there is a noticeable lack of the usual tourist trappings in the area. Whether that's because the local government are against building on the natural land … Continue reading Piha the Black Sand Beach of Auckland

Landing in New Zealand

When I first arrived in New Zealand, I hated it. Auckland was raining and cold and the hostel I arrived at felt like it had been built from old wooden pallets. Draughty, no heating and sharing a room with four others on what felt like a prisoners mattress, I was miserable after having spent 2 … Continue reading Landing in New Zealand

Trying to Remember the Auckland Races

The Auckland races is the Grand National for New Zealand, minus the inevitable horse deaths thanks to the lack of hedge jumping. As is the case with all horse racing events, it's an excuse for women to wear stupid hats and for everybody to get drunk in the sun. Not to mention a way to … Continue reading Trying to Remember the Auckland Races

I went to the Pacific Island Music Awards

A Media Friend of mine invited me to shoot some local NZ celebs at the annual Pacific Island music awards. I met some really interesting people and the event itself felt kinda special. An awards ceremony specifically for Pacific Islander Musicians. Kinda like the MOBO awards but more kiwi. There was some great music being … Continue reading I went to the Pacific Island Music Awards

Dark Images from Auckland’s Lantern Festival

Everybody likes lanterns, even more so everybody loves seeing images of an event half a year after it's happened, right? I have tens of thousands of images that I have taken but done nothing with. Maybe I'll spare minimal effort in making a coffee table book with dreams that a single person buys it so … Continue reading Dark Images from Auckland’s Lantern Festival

I Was Let Down by the K’Road Circus

In December last year I was informed K'Road was planning a street circus, somebody had told me that it only happens every couple of years so I was stoked, assuming it was something I had only one opportunity of seeing with me leaving Auckland in a few months. I had already stayed in Auckland for … Continue reading I Was Let Down by the K’Road Circus

I hung out with Parson James and he just watched his music videos for an hour

Making great music and wearing cool clothes doesn't mean you know how to have a good time. A while back I was invited to a private Vice party celebrating the opening of a new office (or something to that effect). I brought my friend Taylor with me. Within the office stood a huge TV with … Continue reading I hung out with Parson James and he just watched his music videos for an hour

RBSS X Vice was 🔥🔥🔥

Vice and Red Bull Teamed up to put on one hell of a show, with free socks as you walk in, plenty of Red Bull Vodkas to drink and LE1F headlining the night, everything was set for a LIT night. I was tasked with getting a few shots of people holding socks which I figured … Continue reading RBSS X Vice was 🔥🔥🔥

I went to the Auckland Weed Walk and Smoked a Tulip

Every person with no vested interest in putting petty criminals into a dysfunctional system agrees that weed should be legalised. Fortunately there are pro-active people out there putting up a fight on behalf of those who simply wont. I was notified via Facebook of a march down Queen Street (the main shopping street in Auckland) … Continue reading I went to the Auckland Weed Walk and Smoked a Tulip

I Went to a Drug Fueled 18th in West Auckland

I met T pictured above in the streets of Auckland at around 3am on a Friday night, he was walking towards me with blood dripping down his head and I was walking towards him with my camera in my hand. I knew I was going to get a picture of him but what I didn't … Continue reading I Went to a Drug Fueled 18th in West Auckland

I Blagged Entry to the Heaviest Band I’ve Ever Seen

My friend Rohanna had been pestering me for months to buy a ticket to the Meshuggah/Thy Art is Murder gig and I kept telling her that I was definitely going to buy one (I didn't). The day of the gig finally came and I figured I actually wanted to go. I messaged a couple of … Continue reading I Blagged Entry to the Heaviest Band I’ve Ever Seen

Auckland Pride Parade was Lit

I expected Auckland pride to be underwhelming, Auckland Pride failed to disappoint.                                       Photos taken on K'Road, Ponsonby Road and Family Bar.  

80 Images to Remind Myself That 2016 Wasn’t Bad

2016 was a bad year for a lot of people for a lot of different reasons. I can safely say that my 2016 did not end positively but what I can say about 2016 is that it was the first year that somebody besides myself took my photography work seriously. It was the first year … Continue reading 80 Images to Remind Myself That 2016 Wasn’t Bad