Press Photographer and Photojournalist

NZ Geographic – Finalist

I’m one of 22 chosen finalists (of 3200 entries) in New Zealand to make it to the finals of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2014 photo competition (woohoo). I entered the photo-story category using a series of images I have produced on the New Zealand Clown Doctors. The images chosen for this competition are shown below.

There is a great selection of images amongst the finalists and I feel honored to have my pictures displayed alongside them.

The People’s Choice award is open for public voting and as a shameless plug, I implore everyone who reads this post to do your civic duty……..and vote for my images. A link to the voting page is here:

http://www.nzgeographic.co.nz/poty/photographer-of-the-year-2014-finalists

Many thanks for your support…….

Clown doctors Jeremy Nelson aka Dr I. V. Drip and Fingal Pollock aka Dr Flymo, acting "the clown" during their rounds at Wellington hospital.

Clown doctors Jeremy Nelson aka Dr I. V. Drip and Fingal Pollock aka Dr Flymo, acting “the clown” during their rounds at Wellington hospital.

A young patient at Wellington Hospital childrens ward, Olivia Flowers, is entertained by the New Zealand Clown Doctors as they go about their business, delivering fun and laughter to patients.

A young patient at Wellington Hospital childrens ward, Olivia Flowers, is entertained by the New Zealand Clown Doctors as they go about their business, delivering fun and laughter to patients.

A clown doctors I.D parodying the Kapiti & Coast District Health Board.

A clown doctors I.D parodying the Kapiti & Coast District Health Board.

A distressed Annika Grant is soothed with fun and laughter after an afternoon receiving a series of needle pricks for allergy testing.

A distressed Annika Grant is soothed with fun and laughter after an afternoon receiving a series of needle pricks for allergy testing.

With their noses removed and out of clown doctor mode, Jeremy and Fingal complete self-assessment and feedback forms of the people they encountered during their hospital rounds.

With their noses removed and out of clown doctor mode, Jeremy and Fingal complete self-assessment and feedback forms of the people they encountered during their hospital rounds.

The clown doctors change tactics after a failed attempt at making a young patient smile.

The clown doctors change tactics after a failed attempt at making a young patient smile.

 

Update – 09 November 2014

Last weekend (well Thursday 02 November) I was in Auckland attending the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2014 awards evenings. It was a small gathering of around 50-60 people at the open-air exhibition site on Auckland’s waterfront. The exhibition was ingeniously installed in a number of custom-made shipping containers rigged together with weatherproof fabric to help keep the rain at bay (some pictures to be uploaded as soon as I’ve managed to scan them). It was a great night and good to meet other inspiring photographers. Anyway, I was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ in the photostory category:

NZ Geographic 2014 Certificate

 

One response

  1. Great photo story!

    Like

    August 9, 2014 at 1:08 pm

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