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Freelance photographer with a passion for fashion/glamour and art/beauty.
The journey to produce creative work with meaning and purpose. About Image
My main interest is Landscape but I enjoy people.
I have a strong interest in the promoting photography as an art and this lead me and a few mates to start the Contemporary Photography Foundation, which I lead for 9 years.
I have won a number of awards and exhibited in several exhibitions and have work in several collections such as, The Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead, Pah House, Wallace Art Trust , I have also been published in books in NZ, Australia and USA. A highlight has been shooting with top Australian and New Zealand landscape photographers . Ken Duncan, Christian Fletcher, Mike Langford, Jackie Ranken. and meeting and sharing ideas with so many local photographers, Michael Ng, Charles Howells, Harry Janssen, Damien Nikora The list goes on, but it is always a joy to talk and learn from so may super kind professionals. When shooting models, I like to elicit a mood with imagery and music to help the model to feel in character and capture the connection with him or her.
MY PHILOSOPHY Location Shoot Cascade Creek, Waitakere
I always prepare my photo shoots very thoroughly.
I look for images that visualise my thoughts.
I then show these to the model and make up artist etc, and explain what I find important; then everyone becomes involved in the creative process.
However the plan is only a starting point and I am happy to run with the mood of the shoot, just gallop off and drop the reins.
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WHAT THEY SAY:
Miss Universe NZ Candidate.
Marwa Elazadi MUA Morocco Was a pleasure working with such a professional person like u
|On Assignment ! After the shoot at Marrakesh, Morocco|
I had been messaged by Ronald October last year to do a collab and I was definitely keen for it but with lockdown then instantly being full on busy, I hadn’t had time to book anything in with him. On Wednesday he messaged me saying he was free on Friday and Saturday and if i would be available for a shoot. I gave him the times I was available and we slot in this last minute Photoshoot 3 days later on the Saturday morning Thank you Ronald for a great experience and for this collab!! What an amazing set up you have and an amazing photographer you are ☺️ Check out his work fams
Brigette Dal It’s my pleasure to have worked with you too. I was able to draw so much from your professionalism and creativity. Forever thankful for you and the opportunity to work with you. God bless and continue to inspire more models
Joy Nandini. You are such a talented person Ronald, grateful that I got a chance to work with you
Miica Milenkovic Thank you so much you are so nice :) and the photos look amazing and you were really supportive :)
Anoushka Mackey What did your learn ? "Gaps between arms when posing, to achieve comfortable look restart and do a flop, practice poses until you get them and redo them so they look natural, have fun and the photos will look beautiful."
Sudeshi Dass Was wonderful working with you, I had a awesome time doing this shoot amazing experience with one of finest photographer
Natasha Bali I think they are absolutely great images. A huge thanks for this. Each and everyone single image is wonderfully captured by ur skills and camera. I am very happy and impressed at the photos
Aida Sajadi The Tais's photos were breath taking. I haven't seen a photographer in NZ able to produce that standard
Neekita Naidu. Model. Thank you Ronald ❤️ awesome photographer x
Iyia Lui "I'll take all three" Fashion blog. Fantastic Shoots again - this is definitely my favourite shot. Absolutely fantastic working with you. When would you like to shoot again? http://illtakeallthree.com
Muni Nadjib 12/3/16 Would love to do a shoot with you again
Nicole Fairbrother. Model. Miss Earth I would like to thank-you so much for the photo shoot. It was an amazing experience to work with such an amazing photographer and now one I respect so deeply. I would love the opportunity to work with you again and can't wait to see some of the images!
Nela Zisseru Model Miss Earth 2013 I've gone through all the images. There's some really amazing shots in there! Thank you again :)
Danijela Unkovich Model. Miss Universe Contestant. Cant wait to shoot again, you were wonderful to work with. love your work
Andrea Massey Make Up Artist - Teacher Samala Robinson Acadamy. Absolutely beautiful pics indeed : Would love to do another shoot with you in the future. It was lovely working with you.
Hannah Paul. Miss Rotorua. "A huge thank you, for coming out and being my photographer, also for coming out to where i call home, and for capturing such amazing pictures of my self and the beauty with in my home town... I'm proud to be a Maori and i am proud to be from Rotorua...."
Pritika Raj...AMZING PHOTOGRAPHY....SHOOTING WITH U WAS JUST AMZING...THANK U SO MUCH INDEED..I can't prise u enough for the photos. Amazing. From even u.s.a. ......my friends ask who was the photographer. ......
Carol Qi MUA + Stylist Thank you so much, these photos are stunning, love them. :)
“You are the artist of your own life, don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else.”