Raewyn Smith loves to photograph flowers but also finds enjoyment from still life, giving viewers a whole different perspective simply by changing up the lighting or shooting from a different angle. Approaching retirement, she’s looking ahead to the future when she’ll have more time to dedicate to her photography.
In a male-dominated industry such as that of photography, the lack of opportunities and representation for women remains a top-priority issue to be addressed if we want to shift this paradigm into a fairer and more authentic one, thus reflecting the diversity of photographers out there.
Excio member Kim Free first got into photography when she got an iPhone, quickly becoming hooked and purchasing a DSLR. She is passionate about nature and capturing New Zealand's extraordinary wildlife. In this interview, we learn about her photography journey and some of her most memorable wildlife encounters.