I am a former mountain bike racer turned secondary school Chemistry teacher from Rotorua, New Zealand. Photography has always been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started out with film and then progressed to slides. I still use my film cameras from time to time. My mother always had a camera and shot loads of photos over the years. Photography was how we documented adventures with my brother and friends from cross-country skiing in the Arctic, to climbing mountains in France and Nepal, to surfing trips around New Zealand. Outdoors and adventure travel have always been my main passions but with the global pandemic, traveling became very difficult and then impossible. I decided to try my hand at whitewater kayaking photography because of the close proximity of the popular Kaituna river. I have been hooked on river photography ever since. The rest, as they say, is history.
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