Jeromy van Riel, New Zealand carver

Earlier this year, I was approached by the very talented Wanaka carver Jeromy van Riel to document one of his masterpieces - a magnificent walking stick (tokotoko). This exquisite stick is carved from whalebone, complete with a greenstone (pounamu) handle, pukeko feathers, paua inlay, muka binding and kyanite touchstone.

Behind the immense work of the creation of the stick there is also so much narrative, based on Maori symbolism and nature.

For more information on Jeromy and his craft go to his Facebook page -


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Architecture shoot for Wanaka Selection

Recently I did 13th photo shoot for the Wanaka Selection  - a fabulous holiday home in Wanaka called Dragonfly Cottage. A gorgeous house with a large, sunny lounge, huge deck and quaint garden - all only a 2 minute walk from Lake Wanaka.

Wanaka Selection is a variety of wonderful holiday homes which are all located in the heart of Wanaka. A mix of cosy cottages, exclusive apartments and modern stylish houses, all of the accommodation choices are carefully put together to ensure they are family friendly yet luxurious homes from homes.

Check out the Wanaka Selection website to see their range of of charming homes - . I have been working with them since the beginning, so nearly all the properties on the website have been captured by myself.

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Food photography shoot for Forte Food, Wanaka

The lovely Sarah from Forte Food had asked me some time ago to help her set up some food shots for her catering company, so when we finally did get together there were some real masterpieces on offer. Canapé, mains, desserts... all needed to be shot as well as sampled.

Visit's Sarah's website for more details - Forte Food Catering (  A culinary journey indeed.

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