Tell us about the location in the photos.
These photos are from my second trip to New Zealand in June 2014. South Island is littered with tangling green forests, confronting mountains and definitely no shortage of turquoise blue lakes.
If you’re planning a trip around New Zealand your best bet is to hire a campervan and spend at least one week exploring the island. For those running on little time base the majority of your stay around Lake Wanaka/ Queenstown and plan day trips into the mountains accordingly.
How did you get started in photography?
Like most I began experimenting with my parents point and shoot camera from the age of 12 and soon my passion grew into so much more. I’d spend every spare moment I could trying to document everything from sunrises to weekend surf trips down the south coast which eventually rewarded me with recognition from local brands, etc. From then on my career continued its snowball effect to where I stand today.
Does anything in particular influence your photography style?
Being born and raised around the picturesque beaches of Sydney, Australia most definitely had a large impact towards my style of water based photography, while a lot of my other work just came from wanting a change from the ocean. Looking back prior to 2012 I couldn’t comprehend spending more than a week away from the beach and now two years later I’m mainly acknowledged for my work more so around the mountains.
What photography gear do you use?
My travel essentials include my Canon 5DIII dubbed “Cameron” which normally sits with a wide angle,35mm, 50mm and upwards to 135mm. Initially I’d try to cram as much gear into my bag as I could but over time i tried to pack more efficiently which evidently became a clear winner over time.
What is your dream adventure photography location?
Greenland for it’s overabundance of icebergs and isolated wilderness.
Name Mark Clinton
Location Sydney, Australia
Featured In Issue Seven - September 2014
Gear & Equipment Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Lenses: Canon 35mm, 50mm, and 135mm
Websites Portfolio, Instagram
Chosen By Max Mcnair