NZIPP Grand Master of Photography
Kaye has close to 20 years experience as a photographer, following many years immersed in the creative industry of fashion and design. It was during her time studying for the fashion industry that saw her first experience the wonders of the darkroom, a love she went back to when deciding to retrain in photography many years later.
Since then, she has worked as a freelance photographer, undertaking wedding, portrait and commercial photography. Now working as a full-time Senior Lecturer on the Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (UCOL, Palmerston North, New Zealand), she also gives back to the industry through writing a regular column for The Photographer’s Mail, as an international judge, a position on the NZIPP Board and as current Chair of the NZIPP Honours Council.
Kaye’s practice now revolves around photographic art and a love of landscape, still life, illustrative and portraiture.
Career highlights include Epson/NZIPP Professional Photographer of the Year 2013 (New Zealand), Illustrative Photographer of the Year 2013 (Australia), Creative Photographer of the Year 2014, 2013 and 2011 (New Zealand).
"I absolutely love being part of this amazing profession and I’m constantly amazed and inspired by the passion, creativity and talent that exists at all levels.
“As an artist, photography is my medium of choice for expressing and interpreting the wonders of nature and the world around me, and I love that I am constantly learning about the art of photography.”