Being outside amongst nature is my biggest inspiration. I’m an analogue photographer/ visual artist motivated by societal influences, our interactions with digital technologies, and environmental issues.
If you are looking to do a collaboration, or something different when it comes to capturing your own portrait, artistic process or important moments in your life, let’s capture it on film. Email me.
If you want to support my on going projects, then please go check out my series of single edition prints.
2020 – Current. Bachelor of Design (Photography). ARA Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2018 – 2019. Bachelor of Fine Arts. Ilam School Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2013 – 2018. Founder. Good People Run. Auckland, New Zealand. (Running brand, apparel, and artist collective).
2013 – 2017. Founder. Paul Petch & Co. Photography tuition. Auckland & Christchurch, New Zealand. (Workshops, walks and one on one photography tuition).
2009 – Current. Founder. Paul Petch Photography. Auckland & Christchurch, New Zealand. (Freelance Commercial Photographer and Director).
2002 – 2011. Founder. Paul James Design. Melbourne, Australia. (Freelance Graphic Designer).
1994 – 2000. BSc. Hons. Biochemistry with Medical Bio Sciences. University of Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom.
I’d like to particularly thank Tim Veling and John Maillard too, who as teachers, have offered me insights through their own practices and process, and helped me recalibrate my creative compass. Also a big thanks to Portfolio Models Christchurch.
Based in Christchurch New Zealand.