CREATOR
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Instead of describing myself in the third person, below are some answers to questions regularly coming up in interviews. Hope these give you a better insight into my process…

Where did you grow up and how did you get into photography?

I grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand and studied from pre school all the way to University there. Photography was always a hobby but I never studied it. When I began working in fashion in the early 2000’s I wanted to be the guy calling the shots behind the camera, so literally went out and brought a camera and began to play and see if I could get this thing to take nice pictures.


You seem to be “affected” by the cardinal sin of childhood: playing with food. Why have you developed such a mouth watering artistic obsession?

I always worked in the food industry before being able to be a full time photographer. I was fascinated about peoples requests and what they ordered said about their character and personality. I try to bring this idea into my work by showing the connections visually.

You spent 4 years as a high fashion model: how your behind the camera work has been affected by your modeling expertise?

Although I shoot very different subject matter there are a lot of lighting techniques and tricks I picked up and a sense of balance within a composition


Say something about your process, how do you go about creating your work?

It’s very simple, I create visuals that appeal to me. Ideas can come from anyplace and usually if it makes me laugh or keeps coming back to my mind without writing it down I feel I should try to make it. Once I decide to execute something the only hurdle is my own motivation.

Many of your series are collaborations, why is this?

Primarily it’s more fun to work with someone but I also think a lot of the time the work will turn out better. It’s great to have someone to challenge your ideas and who can compliment your skills. I feel a successful collaboration blurs the lines between specific roles, the photographer can become the artist/stylist and vice versa. When you get out of your comfort zone thats when you learn and unexpected surprises arise.


What would be your last meal and why? And if you were a pop star, what would you like to bring with you in your dressing room?

I couldn’t stomach any food if i knew I was going to die but if I was a famous rock star I’d want Miller High Life beer, oatmeal and raisin cookies and fresh fruit plate.



Past
Exhibitions



2019 Budapest, Hungry
Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism
FOOD PLAY - contemporary food photography and styling
Food Scans.

2018 Tel Aviv, Israel.
Photo Israel

2018 Washington DC, USA
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Food History Festival
Food Maps - USA

2018 Christchurch, New Zelaand
FESTA: A Public Festival of Architecture, Design and Food
Food Maps

2018 Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington on a Plate
Birthday's that will never come

2018 Gdynia, Poland,
'Overload” exhibition, Polish Design Week
MRE to Michelin

2018 17th Zheng Zhou, China
International Photographic Art Festival
Milly

2017 Los Angeles, USA
EEEEATS con.
Coffee Cups of the World

2016 Berlin, Germany
European Month of Photography festival
The House on Lützowplatz (Hal)
Power Hungry - Syria

2016 Vevey, Switzerland
Alimentarium museum
No Seconds

2016 Berlin, Germany
KWADRAT Gallery
Power Hungry

2016 Philadelphia USA
Eastern State Penitentiary
No Seconds
2015 London, UK
British Museum of Food
Gingerbread Art Galleries

2015 Rome, Italy
FOOD dal cucchiaio al mondo.
MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts

2015 Wanaka, New Zealand
Wanaka Festival of Color
4 solo shows

2014 New York, USA
Dylan's Candy
Gingerbread Galleries

2014 Remagen, Germany
Comfort Food and Photography. Galerie Rosemarie Bassi.
No Seconds

2013 New York, USA
Wallspace Gallery
Wu Tang Cakes.

2013 Miami, USA
Art Basel.  
Gingerbread Galleries

2013 New York, USA
Vice 2013 Photography show: Collaborations.
Superchief Gallery.
Dick Cakers.

2013 Venice, Italy
Comfort Food and Photography. Island of San Servolo.
No Seconds

2013 New York, USA
Unicef show. Milk studios.

2013 Brooklyn, USA
Various Series. Bushwick Open Studios

2012 New York, USA
3DD. Splashlight

2012 Amherst, USA
University of Massachusetts, Herter Art Gallery
No Seconds

2012 Miami, USA
Objectified, Lunch Box Gallery, Art Basel
Damien's Dots.


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