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showcase magazine Oct 2016 new zealand issue 612
Spid advertising photographers
Spid’s relaxed attitude, professionalism, technical ability and problem solving has led to many international clients making him the natural choice for their assignments.
Spid has been working for well-known clients like Vodafone Germany, Singapore Airlines, Coca-Cola, Birdseye, Watties, and Mobil just to name a few.
Always looking for new ways to express his art, he embraces a very collaborative approach and is never far away from his camera.
showcase magazine Jul 2013 new zealand issue 420
Spid people & lifestyle photographers
The rapport that Spid establishes with the talent is reflected in his engaging, character-driven portraits. This, he believes, is the most important aspect of his job, allowing him to elicit moments of spontaneity that bring a sense of freedom into his often-humorous, quirky images.
Brought up on a farm in Ngatea, at the age of seven he got tired of seeing family photos with the heads missing and took it upon himself to sort it out - the start of his driving passion. After leaving school he worked as an electrician, saving to buy his first camera at 17. He then embarked on several years of experimentation before attending art school in London.
Back in New Zealand he studied graphic design before working as an assistant in fashion and still life. Since then, his main focus has been portraiture, often in a “street” style. In his personal work Spid is always seeking something different he can bring into his commercial work, and interesting characters. He’s fascinated by the subtleties of people’s faces, the reflection of their inner selves. That’s part of the challenge - digging into a subject’s soul to draw out those nuances in expression that each tell a different story.