Flying Parrot has morphed into existence from my previous business, Far South Design.  


Photography and design is in my blood, growing up, my parents owned a camera business in Auckland in the 70's and 80's.  I was given my first camera at age 4 (yes, I still have the pictures) and my passion for photography has ebbed & flowed over the years.

My mother was a nationally recognised photographer in NZ, awarded several medals for her black and white portraits.  I have fond memories of assisting with developing and enlarging photos in our family bathroom under infrared light.

I studied interior design back in the 90's, but somehow ended up in the sign and graphics industry, working with my partner Dirk designing marketing material and signage - everything from business cards to billboards.


I've been running my own business for over 20 years, working for a wide range of businesses from small owner/operators through to corporate clients and government bodies.


Running solo since 2007, I collaborate frequently with Dirk who is a fantastic designer and craftsman in his own right - we work from the same building which is very handy.  There's always a bunch of projects coming and going, which we both love.

I'm continually honing my skills to learn new skills across a range of photographic and technological applications.


Not just a photographer, I like to be hands-on and build useful stuff too, which is why I particulary enjoy site surveys and aerial mapping.

My goal is to assist you with capturing your project or location and giving you a unique perspective.



Being a photographer, I prefer to stay on the other side of the lens, so here's a portrait of myself done by my partner Dirk Rampling.