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T: 021 182 9257 // A: Hawkes Bay Photographer // E: [email protected] // I'd love to hear from you!
Hawke's Bay Photographer // Photographer // Dad // Caffeineaholic // Beardy // Fake Ray Bans wearer // Travel rules
I am Michael, a Hawke’s Bay Photographer who travels all over New Zealand for my photography. I love people, portrait, event and wedding photography. I also love music, design, web design, film, art and family. I also rather fond of cafe cappuccinos, maybe a bit too fond?
From when I was a little boy singing along to songs in the back seat of my parents car, to when I created a music fanzine with a photocopier, printer and scissors, to being a DJ on public radio late at night, to playing and writing music in rock’n’roll bands, to my semi-encyclopaedic knowledge of film, to my photography – art is what I have always come back to.
My photography style could be described as modern with an analogue, intimate, warm, film feel. I also incorporate some documentary style photography in my images to give the images an authenticity and ‘realness’. I tend to shy away from posed shots, but will more tend to try and “see” and wait for those special moments to happen and capture them. I will also tend to try and capture genuine interaction between people, rather than have people focus on me, the camera and lens. I have found this helps even people who aren’t normally comfortable in front of a camera relax. I believe that wedding photography should tell a story of your day, but I don’t need to tell it for you – I am just present, watching, observant and present and I tell the story that happens before me with as much beauty as I can for each image.
I officially became a full time professional Hawke’s Bay Photographer in December 2014, after relocating with my family from Auckland to Napier, Hawke’s Bay.
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