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. We have three children, however we sadly lost our second child Maddox to mitochondrial disease in 2015.
Maddox is the inspiration behind my photography he taught me life can be short.
In my days off I love spending time with my family, fishing in the Coromandel, playing golf, or just getting out and about in our beautiful great outdoors.
Te Awamutu Photography
I'm a Te Awamutu based photographer with a passion for creating beautiful images and capturing the real beauty of New Zealand. My love for photography started while travelling the world many years ago with my now wife Rebecca; seeing the wonders of the world along with experiencing so many different cultures and being able to capture these moments as memories is priceless.
I have a passion for landscape and nature photography, especially birds. I recently won 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 native birds through my lens. Each picture tells a story as I try to capture the real New Zealand; I live in the most beautiful country in the world and I try to convey this into every image.
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.