Editorial

Monsoon Poon featured in Perspective design magazine

I shot a profile for Perspective Magazine which is an architecture, interiors and design magazine for markets in Asia and beyond. The profile I worked on was Monsoon Pooon, which is an institution in Wellington and Auckland. Here are some ‘tearsheets’ (digital versions of the magazine pages) that ran in the March 16, 2016 edition of […]


Richie McCaw announces his retirement

I went to the official announcement of Richie McCaw’s retirement on Thursday 19 November 2015 at Rugby House in Wellington – you can see all the photos on Photosport. I’ve posted a few of my favourites here:


Editorial assignment: new banknotes are announced

I got the call up from Getty Images that new banknotes were being announced at The Reserve Bank by the Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key. It was a great event and really cool to be able to see and handle the new notes. They are a lot more like Australian notes I think. A highlight was seeing […]


2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

On Thursday 13 August 2015, I got to photograph the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults which was held at Government House in Wellington. As a young boy I remember going to Government House with my Mum who used to work there. It was great going back after so many years and […]


Victoria Tavern Trophy rugby match

On Saturday 1 August 2015, I photographed the game between Northern United celebrate victory over Oriental-Rongotai for the women’s Victoria Tavern Trophy at Porirua Park. It was a super close game – coming down to the very last minute, a real nail biter. The rain also set in making it a slippery pitch. Here are some […]


Health announcement photos run on Latinos Health website

The power of online syndication always astounds me. I spotted this photo from a Wellington press event on 1 July 2015 run on Latinos Health website today. The original story was about Health minister Jonathan Coleman announcing plans that include free prescriptions and visits to GP’s for children under 13 years of age. To see more of […]


Zizz!” Len Lye talk with Roger Horrocks and Simon Rees

On Tuesday 23 June 2015, I covered the Len Lye talk at the Museum of City and Sea for the Govett Brewster Art Gallery. Author Roger Horrocks and Gallery director Simon Rees spoke about the impact that this hugely influential creative force had in New Zealand. The event is also a precursor to the opening […]


150419 ANZAC Lawn Ceremony Photos – Images | Mark Tantrum Photography Ltd.

On Sunday 19 April 2015, I shot the opening of the new Hutt City Council ANZAC lawn and Cenotaph blessing. The Cenotaph has been moved from its previous location in front of the War Memorial Library to it’s new one looking directly out over the ANZAC lawn. There have also been new pavers added in […]


Flasher photo of Vivien Atkinson runs in US based Art Forum

I took this photo of forum with the photo I took of Vivien Atkinson as part of her Salon Rouge series which featured at the Wunderrūma exhibition at the Dowse Art Gallery.  The kind folks at Art Forum mailed me a copy of the magazine – Here is how it features on P2 when you […]


Sport NZ Public Strategy Launch

A really exciting part of my ‘job’ is that I get to sit in on what becomes the news as it’s happening. On Friday 20 March 2015, Sport New Zealand Launched their new public strategy. The location was Lyall Bay School, in the playground and on their cricket pitch. I covered the event for Sport […]


Sovereign Tri Series: Wellington 2015

I shot for Wellington The Sovereign Tri Series for PhotoSport on Saturday 14 March 2015. It’s a national series of triathlon events under the name Tri(tm). It’s the first time I’ve photographed the event, which was centred at Waitangi Park and Oriental Bay. It heads around the peninsular toward Evans Bay. I studied up on the […]


Portrait of Investor in startup power company Flick

I was contracted by The Herald on Sunday to photograph Dave Allison who is a customer and also an investor in Wellington startup Flick Electric Co. We shot a range of images – this is the one they ended up running which uses the power cord for my camera charger which I grabbed heading out […]


PwC Foundation Charity Relay gets off to a great start

On Friday 27 February 2015, I went down at the request of the Neonatal Trust and took some photos of the start of the PwC Foundation Charity Relay. The start was at the Wharewaka in front of the NZX building on Wellington’s waterfront. It then headed over a largely ‘off-road’ run through to Te Marua. From […]


Moonlight Geography a story on the former Brothels of Wellington

I shot this feature for FishHead Magazine which ended up running as the cover story. The cover shot was one that took a few iterations. I shot some samples and then sent via wifi to my phone and texted to the editor Dan for feedback. It was great as I could try out ideas he was […]


First time at the IRB Sevens rugby tournament

The Sevens have been a cultural institution in Wellington for over a decade. It grew to be one of the biggest events in the calendar with sold out crowds and huge numbers in fancy dress. I heard from an official on the field that the party started with the Lion Red sponsored “Red Zones.” These […]


Capital Classic Ocean Swim 2015

On Sunday 25 January 2015 I photographed the Capital Classic Ocean Swim. This year more than 1,150 swimmers competed in this year’s State Capital Classic.  The main 3.3km race started from Frank Kitts Park at 8:45am and finished at Freyberg Beach in Oriental Bay. 2014 runner-up Nathan Capp won the event with a commanding lead. Here are […]


Great summer weather in the city encourages bike commuters

I was out last night shooting an assignment for FishHead Magazine. It was a beautiful evening around 7pm with an amazing warmth and soft light. I spotted this scene while waiting at the lights of Ghuznee and Victoria streets. It struck me how many cyclists were lined up at the lights so I captured it […]


Steve Hansen has been re-signed as the All Blacks Head Coach

Here is a few shots from the press conference + a screen shot of the Guardian website which ran one of the shots. The photos are all posted on Getty Images which you can see here:


Inaugural Interislander Hutt River Festival 30th November 2014

I went for an hour and took photos at the Hutt River Festival. As it was a first, I had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by how well run it was and the great atmosphere the organizers managed to create. There was a gusty northerly blowing but they found shelter on […]


All Blacks win at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium

I was part of the Getty Images team that covered the All Blacks vs South Africa match on the 13 September 2014. Here are some of my favourite images from the game:


All Blacks to play Samoa in historic test – I covered the press conference

I was assigned by Getty Images to cover the press conference for the announcement of the upcoming test match to be held in Samoa in July 2015. Here is a screenshot of one of the photos used on the Stuff.co.nz website: To view more of the photos from the press conference, you can head on […]


Assignment for Wall Street Journal: ‘Big Oil Shifts Focus to First World Countries’

Here is a video assignment which I did for the Wall Street Journal shooting over 2 days. We covered 2 locations in each region: The Penguin Place and Port of Dunedin. Then Todd Energy rig and Mt Taranaki the following week.


Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle football game Westpac Stadium Wellington on 26 July 2014

Here are some of my favourite shots from the double header soccer game Phoenix v Newcastle United, West Ham United v Sydney FC in Wellington’s Westpac Stadium. The games took place on Saturday 26 July 2014. To view more images taken from the game, click here.


Hutt… A world away up the road

This is a publication that the Hutt City Council have released for their residents as well as for people in Wellington city. The magazine shows how cool the area really is. I spend a day with the team photographing emporiums, cafe’s, restaurants, golf courses and more. Having grown up in Lower Hutt, I was blown […]