I’m an internationally-published photographer based in Palmerston North and Wellington in New Zealand.

In case it wasn’t obvious, I like taking pictures. My speciality is in high-end imagery with flash lighting and extensive post-production. Generally, I like to plan things out with little diagrams and take lots of photos to stick together in weird ways that make it look like I didn’t stick any photos together at all.

I shoot:

  • Commercial/advertising/promotional
  • Fashion
  • Glamour
  • Model portfolios
  • Actor headshots
  • Portraits.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Technology and my background is a weird blend of programming, marketing and filmmaking. Which hopefully gives me a good level of empathy for advertising clients while also having a bucketload of experience on organising complex shoots and directing actors/models. That’s the theory, anyway!

I shoot either from my home studio or on location (thanks to the magic of battery-powered lights!) and am lucky to know a load of talented make-up artists, hairstylists and models I can bring in on projects as required.

I live with my partner Cathy (who is also a photographer) and am a lifelong fan of horror movies, punk rock and football.

You can also find me in other places on the web, such as:

facebook.com/mattbarnesphotography

ello.co/mattbarnes

instragram/mattbarnesphotography.