Range of photographic work
Geoff's photography began to record and show interesting things in life to interested people. As a youth, his photography was about the usual family things like weddings, hobbies and holidays. By the 1970s his interests expanded to tramping and a huge growing appreciation for nature and the great outdoors leading to a life long focus on landscapes and nature. The tramping phase culminated in his book "The Secret South Island"
More recently he started work on an on-going body of work which he titles "OUR LAND " to heighten everyone's awareness and appreciation of the very special environments of the South Island of New Zealand. Geoff's artist statement is here. As he worked extensively and intensively to broaden the range to lift standards he introduced new levels of work for sale.
While out and about hunting for scenes, Geoff also makes opportunity to look further into the makeup of our land and plethora of wildlife, flora and fauna. This body of work leans more to the natural history genre, but sometimes overridden for pictorial enjoyment. Some very specialist areas of photography have evolved such as the hunting of the Aurora Australis and other things of the night sky such as comets. Storms and various atmospheric phenomena are on the list as are things as diverse as geology and land metamorphism.
The humanities are also of great interest to Geoff, who always has a camera ready to capture people in their ways of life. His work is inspired by the late Henri Cartier-Bresson, of-the-moment, very spontaneous, often deep in meaning. His social documentary work falls mainly into the categories of Travel, Candid and Street Photography.
Something has to help fund the excursions, so Geoff undertakes a diverse range of paying work, either as commissions or for potential stock sales. He also provides customisation services.
Finally Geoff likes to take a walk on the funnier side too, as seen here in his "Off with the Lens Cap" Series.