New Zealand International Arts Festival 2010 - Sound of Silence
New Zealand International Arts Festival 2010 - Inside Out
New Zealand International Arts Festival 2010 - Sound of Silence

About


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About


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I'm a Canadian photographer now living in Sydney Australia, specialising in performing arts, live events, editorial and corporate / commercial work. Having trained as a lighting designer for theatre, dance and opera, my work is driven by that experience and my knowledge of how to light a subject for an audience. Photography is quite similar to lighting in a lot of ways - except the camera is the audience, rather than the source of light.

As a box office manager in Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand, I also developed a keen eye for the kind of images that attract people. It's pretty easy to see from most marketing which shows are going to sell, and which aren't - it's almost always a single image that does or doesn't work for the show.

(And as if that wasn’t enough, I played a photographer in Peter Jackson's King Kong, as well!)

I'm a founding member of the Kage Collective, a Fuji X-Photographer, a member of the ACMP, and I've been a guest speaker at the PSNZ and AIPA Image Nation national conferences, photographic societies around New Zealand, and at the National Museum, Te Papa. I also run workshops on low-light photography. Articles on my work have appeared in D-Photo, The Photographers Mail, and F11 magazines.

(Also, for those who were wondering: it's pronounced CAT-oh, like a cat, rather than KAY-Toe, like a cake.)

New Zealand International Arts Festival 2010 - Inside Out

Recent Work


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Recent Work


Some of my recent work has included:

  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva In Schools, Sydney Youth Orchestras, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, NZSO National Youth Orchestra and Vector Wellington Orchestra;
  • Belvoir Theatre's production of Angels In America Part 1: Millennium Approaches;
  • Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate, Icon and New Generation awards;
  • The Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings, King Kong and The Lovely Bones film premieres in Wellington;
  • Toronto International Film Festival;
  • Subway Stage Challenge;
  • Corporate hosting events around the All Blacks vs. the British & Irish Lions rugby tour;
  • Wellington Region Gold Awards;
  • Wellington International Jazz Festival, and
  • New Zealand International Arts Festival, from 2004 to 2012.

A few of the places my work has appeared are:

  • News outlets around the globe, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter, CBC, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Calgary Herald, BBC, Scotsman, Scottish Daily Record, ABC, Melbourne Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian, Canberra Times, New Zealand Herald, and Dominion Post;
  • Marie Claire, Sx and Time Out (Australia), Organic Style (US), l'Actualité (Canada), Meridiani (Italy),  as well as Metro, North And South, Rip It Up, OnFilm, and the Listener magazines in New Zealand;
  • the official ‘Making Of The Lord Of The Rings’ book and Fan Club magazine;
  • the cover of a book of poetry by Vincent O’Sullivan, and the author portrait for Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize winning novel The Luminaries;
  • Te Ara, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand;
  • and brochures, album covers, posters and websites for clients around the world.