Lights, camera, stock photography action!
New Zealanders are active. We love a bit of sport and we love a bit of outdoor excitement. Your typical Kiwi is rough and ready for anything.
Not only is Sophie stunningly beautiful. She is fit and adventurous. The first New Zealand active style stock photography photoshoot I undertook was of Sophie. She was dressed in black, on a black sand beach, with her black hair flowing in the wind. It might sound dark and miserable, it was anything but. It was motivating. Taking photos of Sophie made me want to run 5 miles and eat only celery and water.
My next adventure with Sophie was in the kayak. She loved being out on the water. Pushing her muscles against some strong currents, she came alive. Where shall I take her next?...deep sea diving?... It's not off the cards.
There is something unique about that active New Zealander in stock photography. As Kiwis we either relate to it, or we want to be doing it. We are a sporting nation, and I think it's important to have a stock photography library that represents this aspect of life in New Zealand.