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Auckland boy in Napier, Hawke's Bay // Photographer // Dad // Caffeineaholic // Beardy // Fake Ray Bans wearer
I am Michael, a Hawke’s Bay Photographer who travels all over New Zealand. I love people, portrait 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 photographic 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 the camera and lens. This helps even people who aren’t normally comfortable in front of a camera relax. I believe that wedding photography should tell the story of your day, so all of my wedding options offer full day coverage.
I officially became a Hawke’s Bay Photographer in December 2014, after relocating with my family from Auckland. Feel free to drop me a line!