New Zealand: Mead Norton

"I grew up in an artistic house with a father who was an architect and a mother who was a portrait photographer, so you could say that I was destined to follow in their footsteps! I loved the whole idea of capturing the world around me and was always that kid who carried their camera everywhere.

When I was a teenager I got my first taste of working in a darkroom at school and spent most of my free time before, during, and after school rolling film, shooting photos, or printing images. I continued with my photography at university, working on the college’s newspaper before going on to get my Master’s of Science in Photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California.

Since leaving school, not much has changed, I still lug a camera everywhere - 30 countries and counting, to the top of a Himalayan mountain, under the Ocean, and just about everywhere else you can think of! Through my photography I have been able to work on some amazing projects including shooting from the back of an America’s Cup yacht, hanging out of a helicopter shooting an active volcano, and meeting some of the world’s best athletes."

Clients include Destination Rotorua, Polynesian Spa, Boom Skateboarding, Vibram Five Fingers, Kori Kita, D’baron, Pearson Bikes and Jefferson Bikes.

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