My name is John Parker and I live in Te Awamutu, in the beautiful Waikato with my wife Rebecca and our children.
Along with my photography I'm a professional firefighter in Hamilton, on my days off I love spending time with my family, fishing, playing golf, or just getting out and about in the beautiful outdoors.
Te Awamutu Photography
I'm a Te Awamutu based photographer specialising in bird photography, with a passion for New Zealand native birds. I’ve always been an enthusiastic photographer, but it was the death of my middle child Maddox that inspired me to take my photography to the next level. I use my photos to exhibit the beautiful, diverse New Zealand birdlife and endeavour to inspire others to care for our wildlife. A small donation from each image sold raises money for our local conservation groups at Maungatautari and Otorohanga Kiwihouse.
I have a passion for landscape and nature photography, especially birds. I recently won three Bronze awards at the NZIPP Iris Awards. I love the serenity of being alone armed with just my camera, viewing some of the most beautiful locations and New Zealand’s native birds through my lens. Each picture tells a story as I try to capture the real New Zealand.
Being an operational firefighter I get to see some pretty incredible things, like the inside of a burning building. Internal fire photography has got to be the hardest environment I have ever tried to shoot; absolutely everything is against you. This environment is extremely harsh and temperamental but I'm sure you'll agree worth it for these unique images. I use a separate camera purely for fire photography and all shots are taken during live fire training exercises.
Landscape / Bird Prints
Photos are printed on ILFORD prestige smooth pearl 310gsm paper, this produces outstanding image quality with superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent colour. Mounted on a 5mm foam backing with mat border this is ideal for sending to family and friends for them to frame. The print, mat board and mount are all included in this deal. All images are hand signed.
“11x14” Print mounted (unframed) $95
“16x20” Print mounted Framed $485
“20X30” Print framed A1 $1200
Prices exclude postage and packaging.
All canvases are printed in New Zealand on high quality 450gsm canvas, with a 35mm deep pine frame and fine art satin print varnish. This offers great UV protection, enhances colour/depth and increases resistance to scuffing, abrasions, and image fading over time. Please contact me with your choice of canvas and size or any questions.
Sizes may vary slightly due to crop factor. Prices include postage and packaging within New Zealand.