I am a New Zealand based international award winning photographer with a passion for travel and the ocean.

This passion began during my childhood in a small village close to Ogmore-by-Sea in South Wales. This is where I began to take photographs of the powerful waves crashing on the rocks with my first film camera. Now, based in New Zealand, I am surrounded by an incredible ocean environment that provides a magnificent setting for much of my work.

To create the style and feeling inherent in my work I make full use of the exquisite light available in the early morning and also late in the day. I combine this with very long exposures that allow the capture of the variations in light and form during the passing of this time.

I will be adding new images regularly so please visit again soon.

I am also available for mentoring, tutoring and photographic commissions both nationally and internationally. To contact me you can use the form on my 'Contact Me' web page or email me directly at

I can also be followed on Facebook at

Thank you for looking.

Richard Bailey