One of NZ's most versatile and well known outdoor professionals. Graham has
been teaching, managing and playing in the outdoors for over twenty years. A
former national representative in whitewater slalom racing he has climbed,
paddled and adventured in over a dozen countries and pioneered new rock routes,
new ascents in the mountains and rivers and now a world first sea kayak journey
along the Antarctic Peninsula. The author of NZ's "bible" of whitewater
destinations, Graham is now established as one of the country's leading outdoor
photographer / writers. His work has been published widely in NZ, USA, UK and
Europe. Graham delivers inspirational lectures and presentations for the
internationally recognised Celebrity Speakers.
Graham is one of New Zealand’s most versatile outdoor performers. With over
twenty years professional outdoor experience and qualifications to the highest
levels he continues to share his passion with students around the country.
Graham was the Chief Instructor at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits
Centre for five years and has performed and instructed to the highest levels in
many pursuits. A past member of the NZ Whitewater rivers, in the mountains and
on the rocky crags. He is the author of NZ Whitewater the ‘bible’of whitewater
kayaking in NZ and principal photographer for the award winning book The Frozen
Coasti, and is currently working on two other book projects with Craig Potton
Graham’s vision and passion for sharing the values of an active lifestyle
and outdoor experiences lead to the formation of Adventure Philosophy and the
successful world first expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula and Darwin
Graham is the principal of Image Matters Photography one of New Zealand’s
premier resources for quality adventure, landscape and regional images. He is
one of New Zealand’s most experienced outdoor practitioner/photographers and has
been photographing outdoors New Zealand for over ten years. He has a passion for
polar regions and has worked in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica as a safety
consultant and on the Antarctic Peninsula as a lecturer and sea kayak guide and
in the Arctic as a photographer and lecturer.
Image Matters specializes in taking cameras where very few are able. Into
high mountains, deep river gorges or just plain hard to get to spots and
conditions Image Matters has a reputation of being able to get material where
few have ever been. Mobile around the world and NZ Image Matters Photography is
able to capture events and light that really count. Travelling the length and
breadth of the country regularly ensures stock is current.
Image Matters material has appeared on covers and inside many quality
magazines including: NZ Geographic, (US) Outside, NZ Tourism 100%Pure campaign,
Action Asia, (US) Sea Kayaker, NZ Wilderness, NZ Outside, NZ Adventure, Kanu
(DDR), Destinations. Material both commissioned and stock is used regularly in a
range of catalogues and brochures for Macpac, Mountain Designs, MSR, Cascade
Designs, Bivouac and Black Wolf.