Images that I feel fall naturally into collections, I maintain here. I regularly publish images on social media & these collections are updated as soon as new images are published, so come back for more. Against each collection is an indication of how complete it is, as some many only contain a couple of images which is where I start an ongoing collection. Do subscribe to my newsletter as I'll then be able to let you know when there is any significant new work.
The reason portraits is the category that opens on my home page is because I primarily regard myself as a portrait photographer. I look for the unusual, the intricate, the intimate & try & create a portrait that not only will the subject enjoy, but others also. Allowing strangers to view an image & experience the sensations, the emotions that exude from a portrait is the most satisfying thing for any portrait artist. These images will be updated periodically.
A large number of the portraits I do are clothing-optional, so what is the difference between my portraits and art nudes? Intent, primarily. Portraits are first and foremost about the person, the individual. They are images that capture the essence of the sitter, or at least one aspect. Art nude images are impersonal. That doesn't mean they don't arouse emotions, they must. But the feelings are to do with the viewer, not the subject. You MUST be comfortable with all the human body!
Weddings are one of the highlights of your life, so you need a photographer that you can rely on to catch all those precious moments, but not be too intrusive. Most importantly you need someone you feel really comfortable with. Planning is key, so come and discuss the sort of memories you would like to create. You can trust me to speak my mind & ensure your vision is firstly, possible, and secondly, delivered with style and grace.
Riding a motorbike around Thailand, Cambodia and Laos with a mate was a dream of mine for a very long time. These are the images I used to create a book of our adventures, which can be ordered as a PDF document or a hardback printed book, here, from Blurb. If you'd like to read about our travels, then pop over to RiKsRant where I documented every day. Search for Day 1 if you'd like to read chronologically. I can't wait to do it again!
Photographers like to control what images people see & how they see them, and I am no exception. However, recently I had cause to trawl through my entire library and I was struck by just how diverse my photographic career had been. New Zealand is a great place to be a photographer, not only because of the obvious location beauty but also because everyone is very accessible. Not many countries would allow a newbie to photograph a Prime Minister, sports icon, fashion diva...
I will be adding new collections very soon. Next to be published will be WRAPT, an art projection project
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