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07 Jan 2021

We Love Aotearoa

I had the great privilege of photoing We Love Aotearoa just before Christmas. It was my last photo gig of the year and was great fun. The production and musicians were amazing. And the crowd were in great spirits.

04 Dec 2020

Princess Chelsea

Princess Chelsea played at The Tuning Fork on Thursday 3rd December. I was there to take photos for UnderTheRadar. Support was from Crap Date and Stef Animal.

18 Oct 2020


Fantastic to be back in the photo pit for an arena show with the amazing Benee! Here are a few images. See the full set on Getty Images here

13 Oct 2020

Reid & Ruins

Great to be back in the photo pit after a couple of months of lockdown. And what better way to emerge from lockdown than to get to photo Nadia Reid and Tiny Ruins (Hollie Fullbrook). See the full set over at Getty Images here

16 Aug 2020

Good Vibes Auckland

Just before Auckland went back in to a Covid-19 lockdown, i was lucky enough to be able to photo the Good Vibe festival featuring Lomez Brown, Che Fu, Ardijah, Three Houses Down & General Fiyah, Stan Walker, Katchafire and Kora. See the full set on Getty Images here

27 Jul 2020


Psychedelic sound experiences with Kraus and Old Chips at the Audio Foundation, Auckland. My artistic interpretations. Photos shot for

22 Jun 2020

Auckland Youth Orchestra

I had the immense privilege of photoing the Auckland Youth Orchestra. It’s quite a different experience photoing an orchestra compared to a rock concert, but great fun! “We are so very grateful for the marvellous photos you took at the Town Hall for us a couple of weeks ago – thank you!  The whole AYO Executive Committee was delighted.”

23 May 2020

Reb Fountain

I was lucky enough to be able to photo the amazing Reb Fountain at one of the first gigs that happened as New Zealand moved out of its strict lockdown. This ‘COVID-19 Level 2’ gig was all socially separated and was exclusive to just 30 people. i love a good sit down gig and since Reb’s album had been the soundtrack to my lockdown it was a real treat to be able to take some photos for UnderTheRadar (see here). […]

15 Mar 2020


Six60 live at Western Springs for Getty Images. See the full set of images here

14 Mar 2020


Great fun to photo MC50 the other week. Known as MC50 for Alice Cooper’s “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back” tour, the supergroup features MC5’s Wayne Kramer joined by guitarist Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), drummer Brendan Canty (Fugazi), bassist Doug Pinnick (King’s X), and frontman Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla). See the full (unedited) set over at Getty Images here