Dodo. Kinetic sculpture by Phil Price.

advertising, identity, case studies & awards, corporate communications, illustration, packaging, photography, video, web

Action Photography Assignments


Ben McConochie, Bluff HIll Climb, Burt Munro Challenge, Flagstaff Road, Motupohue, New Zealand, NZ Hill Climb Champs, Open Class, Rider 77, Triumph Daytona 675

Bluff Hill Climb – Open class

This gallery features 11 of 13 riders competing in the Open Class who competed in Bluff Promotions’ NZ Hill Climb Champs, Thursday 26 November 2016.

Bluff HIll Climb, Burt Munro Challenge, Classic Pre ‘89, Jon Rawcliffe, New Zealand, NZ Hill Climb Champs, Rider 103, Yamaha FZR 1002

Bluff Hill Climb – Pre ‘89

Bluff Promotions NZ Hill Climb Champs, Thursday 26 November 2016.

Bluff Hill Climb Pre ‘63 class

Day 1 of the 2015 Burt. The Bluff Hill Climb.

Bluff Hill, Bluff HIll Climb, Kevin Kinghan, Motupohue, New Zealand, NZ Hill Climb Champs, Rider 222, Suzuki GS1000S 1085

Bluff Hill Pre ‘82 class 2015

Day 1 of the 2015 Burt. The Bluff Hillclimb.

Alan Kempster, Bluff HIll Climb, Honda CBR 500, Motupohue, New Zealand, NZ Hill Climb Champs, Rider 1/2, Up to 600cc

Bluff Hillclimb – Up to 600 cc

These shots showcase most of the riders & machines in the Up to 600cc Class who turned on the roaring spectacle on the streets of small town Bluff.

Hampton Downs Summer Classic racing 2015

The main focus of the Hampton Downs Summer Classic weekend for VRNZ was the Eldee Velocette.

BSA Goldstar 500, Classic Motorcycle Racing, Classic Pre ‘63, Graham Peters, Invercargill, Invercargill Street Races, Rider 85, Street Races

Invercargill Street Races: Classic Pre ‘63 & ‘72

Five riders in the Pre ’63 and 4 in the Post Classic Pre ‘72 Class racing together at the new Invercargill Street Races Circuit on Sunday 29 November 2015.

BSA Goldstar 500, Classic Motorcycle Racing, Classic Pre ‘63, Graham Peters, Invercargill, Invercargill Street Races, Rider 85, Street Races

Invercargill Street Races: Pre ‘63 & Pre ‘72

In the gallery five riders in the Pre ’63 and 4 in the Post Classic Pre ‘72 Class are featured racing together.

Invercargill Street Races: Velocette 1, 2, 3

Three galleries of the Class winning Velocettes competing at the Honda Invercargill Street Races, Sunday 29 November 2015.

BSA Goldstar 500, Burt Munro Challenge, Chris Swallow, Classic Pre ‘63, Rider 32, Teretonga Circuit races

Teretonga Pre ‘63 & Post Classic Pre ‘72

This gallery features 9 machines from two classes ranging from a 1954 AJS 7R 350, to a 1972 Triton Norton Triumph 750.

Classic Pre ’63 with Girder Forks, Cloud Craig-Smith, KTT 350, KTT MK VIII, Rider 231, Teretonga Circuit races, Velocette

Teretonga Races: The KTT trio & Big Velo

Teretonga Circuit Races, Saturday 28th November, 2015.Teretonga Circuit Races, Saturday 28th November, 2015.

Big Velo 500, Bill Biber, Classic Pre ’63 with Girder Forks, Practice Day, Practice Racing, Rider 4, Teretonga Circuit practice day, Velocette

Velos at Teretonga practice day

Three Velocette Racing New Zealand galleries shot at the Teretonga Circuit on Practice Day, Friday 27th November 2015.

Big Velo 500, Bill Biber, Bluff HIll Climb, Burt Munro Challenge, Flagstaff Road, Motupohue, New Zealand, NZ Hill Climb Champs, Rider 4, Velocette Big Velo 500

Velos at the Burt 2015: Megaphones on Bluff Hill

The girder forks class features Phil Price’s superb collection of original 70–80 year old Velocette racing machines.

Advertising or Lifestyle Photography Assignments


BabyBliss nursery furniture collection A5, bifold landscape brochure

BabyBliss rebrand & brochure makeover

To design a brochure that sells, the key is simple: Keep all eyes on the product. Many people are not in the market for nursery furniture. The way to profits is to visualise those who are interested and present your nursery furniture to them.

Before & Aftereffects

A picture is worth a thousand words but a good-looking picture is worth much more. Avoid the use of poor images for your promotions.

Andy Dalton, Mechanical Shop.

Blue collar portraits of mechanics

Eight Mechanical Shop staff perform all mechanical repairs and servicing, rewiring, electrical upgrades and the rebuilding of all types of engines.

Graeme Climo dimensioning a bespoke aluminium body panel for a classic Delage restoration in the Custom Coachbuilding Shop at Auto Restorations.

Custom Coachbuilders’ portraits

With mastery in wood, steel and aluminium the two coachbuilders, working along with the autobody Panel Shop team of six, construct custom coachwork one-off designs from scratch as well as restoring existing bodies.

Nick Thomson, Eldee T.T., lightweight, Velocette special, side elevation, starboard side, petrol tank, new Eldee Velocette badge, carbon fibre petrol tank and fairing, rider, Bill Swallow, flying swallow mark, publicity photo, photographer, Shaun Waugh, MagentaDot Brands

Eldee-2 Velocette I.O.M. Classic racer launch

The equipped & race-ready 1956 250cc Velocette Special.

Simon Steffens machining a bespoke part in the Auto Engineering Shop at Auto Restorations.

Machine Shop skilled workforce photos

Auto Restorations’ automotive engineering machine shop is well equipped and staffed by seasoned experts. This allows them to make or recondition any mechanical part they need to restore a car, almost without exception.

Showcase of MTC Equipment online catalogue website. The three pages portrayed are the homepage, a catalogue overview page and the Ejector Trailer catalogue item page. The three key elements to the responsive online catalogue’s ease of use.

MTC Equipment

Bespoke commercial & agricultural transport trailer import firm.

Peter Hendricks putting the finishing touch on the Concours award winning paint job of a complete Ferrari Lusso restoration, Paint Shop, Auto Restorations.

Paint shop staff photos

Historic finish! Auto Restorations’ two spray painters work in a modern facility that was purpose built to achieve award winning finishes—the utmost in appearance and durability.

Bob Sterling precision fitting new bespoke aluminium panels on a classic Ferrari restoration in the Panel Shop at Auto Restorations.

Panel shop expert workforce

With a close eye to the fit and finish of their work perfect alignment and even gaps are achieved to multi-international Concours award winning standard, one of the more challenging aspects of automobile restoration.

A pocket-size showcase brochure in a custom carbon fibre clam for the kinetic sculptures of Phil Price

Phil Price mini portfolio

A pocket-size showcase brochure of Phil Price’s kinetic works in a custom, hand made carbon fibre clam.

Phil Price Sculpture web makeover

A strong, fresh web catalogue of these mesmerising wind-activated kinetic works that have achieved international renown. For me, graphic design, at its best, tells a compelling visual story…

Pomeroy’s Press newsletter front page, masthead, leading article, Pomeroy’s family greeting, photo of Steve and Victoria Pomeroy.

Pomeroy’s pub newsletter

THE QUARTERLY POMEROY’S Old Brewery Inn and restaurant newsletter had a name inspired by their brand, “The Pomeroy’s Press”, it was designed and laid out with a look that made the news.

Poster design portfolio

A successful poster demands a clear, strong, single-minded focus so that all elements ’speak’ in a single voice that engages the audience.

Robin Willan fabricating a bespoke radiator for a WWII warbird aircraft restoration. Radiator Shop, Auto Restorations.

Radiator shop staff photos

Custom vintage car and aircraft radiators are restored or manufactured to their original beautiful condition and the highest care for their originality in brass, copper and German Silver.

Terranova tiling’s portfolio website

Responsive website & branding for leading Christchurch firm of craftsman tilers. The much admired successful outcome has a strong, clear, consistent focus.

Jamie, office manager, receptionist and P.A. at Auto Restorations.

White collar staff informal portraits

These photos of admin staff were shot and photo composites produced 2009–2012, they offer a historical profile of Auto Restorations during that time.

Documentary Photography Assignments


Box Culvert install methodology 1/5

Installation of a 2.5 m box culvert beneath the Tranzalpine main trunk railway on the Otira riverbed, against the clock.

Nick Thomson, Eldee T.T., lightweight, Velocette special, side elevation, starboard side, petrol tank, new Eldee Velocette badge, carbon fibre petrol tank and fairing, rider, Bill Swallow, flying swallow mark, publicity photo, photographer, Shaun Waugh, MagentaDot Brands

Eldee-2 Velocette I.O.M. Classic racer launch

The equipped & race-ready 1956 250cc Velocette Special.

Horizontal Directional Drilling, Tru-Line Civil, Akaroa, documentary, photography, Akaroa Water Supply Stage 3, Reticulation Upgrade, Vermeer HDD,

Horizontal Drilling Akaroa methodology

Drilling a pilot bore & back-reaming a 120m long water supply pipe up the Old Coach Road, Akaroa.

Entering the 5m entry pit, Horizontal Directional Drilling, Tru-Line Civil, documentary photography, Parklands West, Christchurch, New Zealand, Gravity Wastewater Replacement, HDD

Horizontal Drilling: Parklands

Continuing the ongoing project to photograph TruLine Civil’s range of work methodologies and then follow through by writing them up as Case Studies on their website. I was contracted to document the span of a day on location in Akaroa. The brief is to record a fine-grained record of TLC’s capability in the relatively new Civil Engineering field […]

Phil Price installing the Tree of Life, Karingal, Melbourne, Australia.

Phil Price Sculpture Tree of Life install

Documenting the Installation methodology of the 10 m tall Tree of Life, wind-activated kinetic sculpture , Melbourne, Dec 2012.

Phil Price Sculpture Zephyrometer re-install

Documenting the reinstallation methodology of the Zephyrometer wind sculpture to its Wellington home, April 2014.

Event Photography Assignments


Pomeroy’s Halloween Party 2008

Galleries of good social event photography should be an energetic expression of the real event, which was such a great time. The photos need to do justice to it by conveying all of the paranormal pestilence and deadly energy of the night, and the sense of place, a Halloween Party in Christchurch’s favourite old English pub.

‘Only two for Everest’ book launch event

A friend’s father, Ed Cotter, has had a biographical book ‘Only two for Everest’ by author Lyn McKinnon published. This post contains galleries of the book launch event at the Sumner Surf Life Saving Club last Thursday night, 6 October 2016.

Phil Price Sculpture Photography Assignments


A pocket-size showcase brochure in a custom carbon fibre clam for the kinetic sculptures of Phil Price

Phil Price mini portfolio

A pocket-size showcase brochure of Phil Price’s kinetic works in a custom, hand made carbon fibre clam.

Title, Opto short film.

Phil Price Sculpture Opto kinetic short

Short film of the 10m kinetic sculpture “Opto”.

Phil Price installing the Tree of Life, Karingal, Melbourne, Australia.

Phil Price Sculpture Tree of Life install

Documenting the Installation methodology of the 10 m tall Tree of Life, wind-activated kinetic sculpture , Melbourne, Dec 2012.

Tree of Life short film title frame

Phil Price Sculpture Tree of Life kinetic short

Short film of the 12m tall kinetic sculpture.

Phil Price Sculpture web makeover

A strong, fresh web catalogue of these mesmerising wind-activated kinetic works that have achieved international renown. For me, graphic design, at its best, tells a compelling visual story…

Dodo. Kinetic sculpture by Phil Price.

Phil Price Sculpture website photography

Gallery of mesmerising kinetic sculptures in Australia & N.Z.

Zephyrometer. Kinetic sculpture by Phil Price.

Phil Price Sculpture Zephyrometer portraits

Zephyrometer is a 26 m tall wind activated kinetic sculpture in Wellington, New Zealand.

Phil Price Sculpture Zephyrometer re-install

Documenting the reinstallation methodology of the Zephyrometer wind sculpture to its Wellington home, April 2014.

Photojournalism Assignments


Nick Thomson, Eldee T.T., lightweight, Velocette special, side elevation, starboard side, petrol tank, new Eldee Velocette badge, carbon fibre petrol tank and fairing, rider, Bill Swallow, flying swallow mark, publicity photo, photographer, Shaun Waugh, MagentaDot Brands

Eldee-2 Velocette I.O.M. Classic racer launch

The equipped & race-ready 1956 250cc Velocette Special.

The Pomeroy’s Press. Pom’s “Locals like…” profile article. Sandra, Vaughan and Gabe.

Exhibition of Pomeroy’s pub locals 2003–10

The Pomeroy’s Press published one “locals like…” and one staff bio feature article every issue with beautifully lit photos of happy people—In addition to document the frequent social events organised and hosted by Pomeroy’s, the pub newspaper’s photographers were on hand to shoot galleries of great photos for the pub newsletter and web galleries for the pub’s website.

Silver Cloud, 100% Blue Agave Spirit, Terry Knight

Silver Cloud Launch Event

A documentary photo essay that I shot of the fabulous Silver Cloud 100% Pure Agave liquor launch event at Nicola’s Cantina in Nelson New Zealand, December 2014.

The Pomeroy’s Press. Pom’s Staff profile article. Halloween Party group shot behind the bar.

Welcoming “Meet The Staff” articles: More than a mugshot

Going above and beyond showing staff faces is important and beneficial to improve connection with Pomeroy’s pub clientele. Showing the faces of the real people behind the scenes working at Pom’s in their newsletter is beneficial to the pub’s connection with its base and reinforces the lived experience the pub is a welcoming family business.

Wildlife Photography Assignments


Mario, wild orangutan Borneo

Orangutan are an almost exclusively arboreal species, so the glimpse we got of this teenage male named Mario, early in the morning from our riverboat, was an extraordinary treat.

Wildlife Photo portrait of a Cheetah at Orana Wildlife Park

Where the wild things are

Visiting Orana Park offers a unique opportunity for the self-assignment of exercising your photography skills.