TuiI am a professional photographer based in Christchurch, New Zealand.  My speciality is people, whether natural or posed. I am available for commissioned work, both personal or commercial.  I also do a range of landscape and nature photography.

Contacting me

Phone: 021 221 7148

Postal: P O Box 33 335 Barrington Christchurch 8244

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