I Shot The Vice X Levi’s Launch Party in Auckland

I was honoured to be invited to shoot the NZ Vice party, shooting+Vice is very much me in my happy place. To polish it off there was free Budweiser and Tequila, I couldn't find the guy handing out the free Levi's unfortunately but he was definitely in there somewhere. Vice managed to source the coolest … Continue reading I Shot The Vice X Levi’s Launch Party in Auckland

It Took Me Four Years to Use a Single Roll of Film

I bought my girlfriend a camera that she never used four years ago for her birthday, I seldom used it and it stayed either on a shelf or at the bottom of a suitcase. Getting the prints was like stepping back in time. It's an odd sensation having taken images over a period of years … Continue reading It Took Me Four Years to Use a Single Roll of Film

A Messy Auckland Evening

You know what's not a great idea? Drinking two bottles of wine before stepping outside to begin drinking. You know what is a great idea? Documenting the night with a camera when your legs barely function. It was my plan to take the night off from shooting and purposefully left my camera behind. but when … Continue reading A Messy Auckland Evening

I’m Shit at Shooting Food

I've been asked a few times to shoot food and every time I shit it, I rarely focus on the still aspects of life, I like my subject to be moving, my light to be changing, I like a challenge. The problem is I have huge blank spots in my photographic repertoire. I have such … Continue reading I’m Shit at Shooting Food

Small Venues Are Still The Future of Music

Am I losing it? Did I ever have it? What is 'it'? I feel that I have to have something to say to constitute creating a blog post, but I've given up. I've been spending a lot of time on other peoples images and editing for myself is slowly losing the taste of appeal. So … Continue reading Small Venues Are Still The Future of Music

I Shot a Strip Club for Vice (NSFW)

I got really lucky somehow, I emailed Vice a couple of old images and told them I wanted to work for them. Somehow I convinced them I could take a decent snap and they asked me to shoot a strip club for an upcoming article about NZ's only female Strip Club owner by the wonderful … Continue reading I Shot a Strip Club for Vice (NSFW)

I Shot Some Food Porn for Little Easy’s Instagram

The other day I took some pictures for a great eaterie/drinkerie (that's a thing) in Auckland's Little Easy to promote their new $10 burger range for their Instagram. All I can say is that it was the first time that I regretted turning Pescetarian because all of the the burgers were up for grabs after … Continue reading I Shot Some Food Porn for Little Easy’s Instagram

Poles, Filth and Beer: Patong is a Paradise.

Everybody loves a skilled stripper, whether they're polishing a metal pole with their crotch or peeling paint off a surface, everybody can appreciate effort when they see it. I thought at the time that Bangkok was the seediest place in the world, but I was wrong, Patong outshines Bangkok in every sense. From Ping Pong … Continue reading Poles, Filth and Beer: Patong is a Paradise.

Street Cats & Street Dogs of Thailand

Before packing my bags to Thailand I was aware of the fact that I had next to no jabs, especially the rabies vaccine which can be pretty expensive, I told myself that I wouldn't touch any animals because I'd be screwed if they bit me. Fast forward a few days and I'm picking up every … Continue reading Street Cats & Street Dogs of Thailand

Auckland’s Underground Music Scene is Thriving

On Friday I met with an English friend whom I met in Brisbane when I first arrived in Aus, he's been in Auckland a short while and has already slipped himself into the NZ music scene, inviting us to a gig his friends were playing at we found ourselves in the heart of the Auckland … Continue reading Auckland’s Underground Music Scene is Thriving

Koh Phi Phi is Paradise

Writing words on an article is super important, it fills out the space between the title of the article and the images shown below. I'm currently filling a void that needs to be filled, like the void in your life, staring blankly at a screen salivating at the thought of lush images of an island … Continue reading Koh Phi Phi is Paradise

Chiang Mai is a Paradise

If Bangkok is a whore then Chiang Mai is the religious sister who ran away to follow her faith, with 300 temples in the city limits it's impossible to walk anywhere without Buddhism crossing your path. Every street has several temples, every other building has it's own personal shrine to Buddha that they provide with fresh food … Continue reading Chiang Mai is a Paradise

The Fire Dancers of Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi was the worst hit Thai island in the 2004 tsunami, the island was wiped clean, it's hard to believe when visiting the island today because the vibrancy of the entire settlement is breathtaking, albeit catered to tourist's with drinks offers and beer pong on the menu it's difficult to tell that something … Continue reading The Fire Dancers of Koh Phi Phi

Stupid, Drunk, Sunburned and Burnt

Getting older you doubt yourself, you think, 'am I still cool'? The worst way to test this is to get completely fucked up after spending an entire day in the Thai sun, joining in a fire dancers fire limbo and standing up when you're half way through. He wasn't cool, he was an old fool … Continue reading Stupid, Drunk, Sunburned and Burnt

Tums Elephant Santuary Tour in Chiang Mai is Worth Every Baht

Donna and I knew we wanted to see elephants in Thailand, the problem was finding somewhere ethical, we didn't want to ride an elephant but we did want to get close, riding an elephant is one step away from using them as circus animals and it's cruel as fuck, they're beautiful intelligent creatures that deserve … Continue reading Tums Elephant Santuary Tour in Chiang Mai is Worth Every Baht