Photography in Dunedin is of a relatively high standard. That said, it can be difficult to find a photographer who has a solid background in portraits, commercial and advertising photography. Very few concentrate on these highly specialized areas of photography. If you’re looking for an experienced photographer with decades of experience, you have come to the right place.
I studied photography the old school way, long before digital technology, at the renowned Art Center of Pasadena in California. I called it ‘The art army’ because of the heavy workload and the relentless emphasis on mastering skills such as lighting, controlling tonal variables and composition, amongst many others. Back in those days, there were no short cuts. Time was the currency in learning back then. Technology has now made being a photographer much easier and unfortunately it has made possible a huge amount of mediocre work. When choosing a photographer, make sure you work with someone with a track record, who not only works with current technology, but has proven skills.
You also want to work with someone who will take the time to hear what you really want to achieve with your images and can execute. Some photographers are more technicians than artist with the latest gear but little in the way of visual thinking. You want to work with someone who is both.
My name is James Wvinner and I’ve been a photographer for over 25 years. I’ve shot close to a thousand different subjects; from Hollywood celebrities to business and spiritual leaders to gangsters to ordinary people. I am based in the Marlborough region after living in Los Angeles and will travel for the right project. If you have an idea you’d like to discuss, please contact me at James@MProductions.Co.NZ or phone 022 344 6992. For examples of my work, click here.