Profile Featured in the AIPP Journal as a Grand Master of Photography

Profile Feature in the AIPP Journal as a Grand Master of Photography As one of the original Grand Masters of Photography, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography has profiled me career here.  I invite you to take a look Read article here You will gain an insight into how it all started, who were my […]

Capturing the stars with Mōunga Taranaki

Mount Taranaki night star photo

Mōunga Taranaki captured during Puanga/Matariki – Māori New Year, in Taranaki, Aotearoa – New Zealand. Captured 90 minutes before dawn on the riverbed of the Hangataahua awa – Stony River, Okato. The magnificence of being in our taiao (natural world/environment) and seeing clear skies and millions of stars was absolutely awe inspiring and epic. I’m […]

Moko kauae exhibition featuring 18 Taranaki Wāhine Māori

In 2019 Tū Tama Wāhine o Taranaki celebrated its 30th Anniversary. To mark this milestone they chose to highlight their work in a unique way – a photographic exhibition of wāhine Pūkauae connected to the organisation, photographed by Taranaki artist Tania Niwa. Tū Tama Wāhine is distinctively wāhine led and dedicated to Rangatiratanga. This exhibition […]

Pūkauae Exhibition Opening at Lysaght Watt Gallery, Hawera

Pūkauae Exhibition in partnership with Tū Tama Wāhine o Taranaki – 30 Years of Liberation Work. Featuring 18 Taranaki Māori Wāhine this collection of portraits highlights the regeneration fo the art of pūkauae as a healing and traditional ritual to enhance mana wahine and to strengthen our identity within Aotearoa. Moko tells a story of […]

Commissioned Chevrolet Truck Portrait with Mount Taranaki

Before the world changed and we went into lockdown here in New Zealand, I had been developing a new service within my photography business, capturing people’s dream cars, at dusk, in epic Taranaki locations using outdoor studio lighting. Shelley and Colin Pope, the owners of this magnificently restored 1951 Chevrolet 3100 Truck were my first […]

Photographic Exhibition Celebrating Revival of Maori Art Form of Moko Kauae

Maori Photographic Artist Taranaki

Opening night video for ‘Pukauae’ Exhibition at Puke Ariki Museum. The exhibition features 17 Wahine with the moko kauae. Photography commission by Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki. Message from Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki: Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki is celebrating its 30 year anniversary in a positive, creative and unique way by celebrating the […]

Architect designed chapel style beach house alongside coastal walkway New Plymouth

Here is the stunning chapel style beach house of Jetcharm Barbershop owners Shaun and Cassie Conaglen of New Plymouth.  Shaun who is a master builder and had a vision that this new addition to their family home resemble the old mission houses built when European settlers first arrived to New Zealand. This beautiful new building sits adjacent […]

Opening Night of ‘TRIBE’ – a photographic exhibition by Maori Artist Tania Niwa

Maori Artist Photographer Tania Niwa

“My photography is all about connecting, capturing, and reflecting upon, the essence, character and soul of people, and their families, environment and culture.” Photographic artist Tania Niwa draws inspiration and strength from her Maori cultural heritage. In her early career in 1994 whilst still living in Taranaki, New Zealand she created a ‘tribal’ series of […]


Headshot photography

  Over the past year I have been helping with Photography | Visual design and branding management for respected Taranaki M?ori leader Howie Tamati during his election campaign for Te Taihauauru representing the Maori Party.  Howie is currently the president at New Zealand Rugby League and the chief executive officer at Sport Taranaki. He is a […]

Real Estate branding portraits for LJ Hooker Avalon Beach

Here are some examples of a commercial shoot for Real Estate Agents LJ Hooker Avalon. The idea was to revitalise their brand and create images that are reflective of their location at Avalon. Here is a google review from Principal David Mackay pictured below. Tania Niwa Photography was fantastic at making the best possible portraits […]

World Junior Champ Ella Williams Dropping in with Tania Niwa Photography

Over the last few months I have taken on an exciting new role working alongside ASP Pro Junior World Champion Ella Williams who is from Whangamata on the Coromandel Coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Ella is the first Kiwi to win a world title and has become an inspiration for young people regularly featuring […]

Michelle Walker Architects North Shore Photography Project – Architecture Photography Sydney

It is always fascinating working alongside some of Sydney’s leading architects, manufacturers and builders, photographing their exquisite property projects around greater Sydney. The most recent assignments have been on the Northern Beaches and Sydney’s North Shore. From a photography perspective, the first step is to gain an insight into what their clients needs were, then […]