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ABOUT ME

for the love of art

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place … I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ― Elliott Erwitt.

blue hydrangea flora fine art print

Hi, my name is Kaye and I’m a professional photographic artist and designer based in beautiful Tauranga, New Zealand.

I love to create photographic art as a voice to the beauty that exists within nature. The digital camera and digital darkroom (computer) are my artist’s tools and choice of creative medium and photography allows me to explore, capture and preserve, through my art, some amazing and beautiful wonders of nature.

My work explores and celebrates the colour, detail and beauty of nature through contemporary landscape, abstract and illustrative fine art photography. The work I produce is influenced and inspired by early botanical photographic artists, such as Anna Atkins, Henry Fox Talbot, and Karl Blossfeldt.

Creating is about immersing myself in the process every step of the way, from capture and digital preparation through to printing and finishing using the highest quality archival materials – creating beautiful, original and contemporary fine art pieces for others to enjoy.

An international award-winning photographer, I have a formal education in both fashion and design and photography. I’m an Accredited Professional Member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) and my career highlights include being awarded the NZIPP’s highest awards distinction, that of Grand Master of Photography. In addition, in 2013, I was named New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year.

Having also spent many years educating others in a formal education environment, I continue to share my love of this wonderful medium through workshops and mentoring, so others can enjoy and explore what our world has to offer through their own photographic pursuits.

Enjoy exploring my work on this website and I’d love to hear from you if you have any questions.

ACHIEVEMENTS

2018, 2014, 2013, 2011 New Zealand Creative Photographer of the Year

2013 New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year

2013 Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year

Master of Computer Graphic Design

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