Hi, My name is John Parker and I live in Te Awamutu in the beautiful Waikato with my wife Rebecca and our children.

I'm a Award winning photographer specialising in bird photography, with a passion for New Zealand native birds. I’ve always had a love for photography, but it was the death of my middle child Maddox that inspired me to pursue photography and show my images to the world. I use my photos to exhibit the beautiful diverse New Zealand birdlife, my goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them . A small donation from each image sold raises money for our local conservation groups at Maungatautari and Otorohanga kiwi house. 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 armed with my camera.


Te Awamutu Photography

I'm a Award winning photographer specialising in bird photography, with a passion for New Zealand native birds. Please take your time to look through my images in the Portfolio section Bird Photography.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Fire Photography  

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.

Size                                                                                              Price 

“11x14” Print mounted     (unframed)                         $95

“16x20” Print mounted Framed     $485

“20X30” Print framed A1 $1200                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 Prices exclude postage and packaging.

Bird Canvases 

Size Price

“16x24” $280

“20x30” $465

“24x36” $675

Fire Canvases

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.

Size                                                                                           Price

“16x24”                                                                   $280

“20x30”                                                                  $500

Sizes may vary slightly due to crop factor. Prices include postage and packaging within New Zealand.