Category Archives: Commerical Work


John did not want the whole shoot dominated by pretty girls so he arrange for two of his top male swimmers to come into the Nae Nae Pool one Friday night. We shot a range of shots up on the stands, and the diving board and then I shot them in the water.

The shots came out really well. What was surprizing was that the lights in the pool produced a very good blue light and with no one else in the pool the surface gained mirror qualities.

Zoe & Lucy

As Zoe was responsible for getting me this gig it was only appropriate that she was involved in the project somewhere, so we arranged to take a series of shot on location starting at Petone beach. She also asked that her friend come along as well. Fine I said as long as she was willing to be a model as well.

The beach shot was probably one of the most traditional shots in the whole process, and in all honestly was the only one that really did not impress John.

We had planned to travel on into Wellington but at the western end of Petone we found graffiti under the Petone road interchange that was more than adequate for the rest of shoot.

We finished a Lucy’s place where we shot the rocker image with one of the amazing guitars that her father had.

Ministry of Swimming

I was always believe that you should be nice to everyone you meet because you never know what their connections are. This was certainly the case when I was approached by the owner of the Ministry of Swimming website to shoot new images of their products.

John was a professional swim coach and Zoe Young was one of his pupils and she had recommended me.

John was looking for new images to be the page headers and profile images on the website. The Ministry of Swimming sold a range of high performance swim gear. He had a specific look in mind and wanted the images to be funky and not at all like you typical swimming shots.

I decided that an urban feel would be the most appropriate and this would be achieved by incorporating graffiti into the images. What made the shooting interesting was that the banner images were intended to be reasonably close so essentially they were to be crops of larger images.

When a tally was done we discovered that there were 48 pages that needed images so a details plan was worked out to get the shots, and a number of models were contacted.

The shoot took place over several weeks and each section of it will be detailed in the blog as they came together.