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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Maori Photographic Artist Taranaki

Photographic Exhibition Celebrating Revival of Maori Art Form of Moko Kauae

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 many […]

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Headshot photography

BEHIND THE SCENES BILLBOARD SHOOT WITH HOWIE TAMATI & DR LANCE O'SULLIVAN

  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 […]

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Maori Artist Tania Niwa

Opening Night of 'TRIBE' – a photographic exhibition by Maori Artist 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 […]

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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 […]

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