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ABOUT - HAWKES BAY PHOTOGRAPHER, RICHARD WOOD

Richard Wood is a highly acclaimed multi-genre photographer who resides in the beautiful sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. His passion for photography extends beyond just taking pictures as he also works as a photographic educator, sharing his knowledge and experience with aspiring photographers. Richard is the author of three comprehensive online courses that delve into the intricacies of photography through the Portrait System.

As the director and head judge of the Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation competition, Richard has made significant contributions to the photography industry. He has earned a reputation as one of the most awarded photographers globally, and his recent accolades speak volumes about his expertise. Richard has been the grand award winner for two consecutive years (2021 and 2022) at the Asia Pacific Photography Awards, and he has also been recognized as the grand award winner at WPPI.

Richard has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year title four times, in addition to winning multiple categories at WPE, APPA, WPPI, and NZIPP. He is a Grand Master of Photography at NZIPP, a rare achievement that showcases his mastery of the craft.

Richard's exceptional talent, attention to detail, and commitment to his craft have made him an invaluable contributor to the world of photography. He continues to inspire and educate photographers around the world with his knowledge and expertise.

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ABOUT THE BRAND

You might be wondering why I've chosen a distinctive skull, its top removed, with a splash of creativity pouring out, as the logo for my photography services brand. Allow me to share the intriguing story behind this symbol and its significance to my brand.

 

The Skull: A Creative Muse in Photography Services

The skull has long been a symbol of life and death, and for me, it represents the eternal cycle of creativity. I've often used skulls in my creative imagery and award-winning photographs as props, not to dwell on the darker aspects of life, but to highlight the fascinating duality of existence. This symbol reminds me that in the midst of life's impermanence, we find the infinite wellspring of creativity, particularly in my photography services.

A Burst of Ideas: The Splash in Photography Services

The splash of creativity emerging from the skull in my photography services brand encapsulates my core ethos. It represents the boundless innovation that bursts forth from my mind. My ideas are not constrained; they break free, like a geyser of originality. I embrace the notion that creativity knows no limits and strive to push the boundaries of what's possible in photography and art for my clients.

Growth and Evolution in Photography Education

Now, let's turn our attention to my international photography education brand. This brand, which features a splashing brain, goes beyond capturing images; it's about nurturing the creative spirit within each individual. The brain symbolizes the birth of new ideas, innovation, and the explosion of creativity. The tree, on the other hand, showcases my commitment to constant learning, development, and the flourishing of new ideas in the realm of photography education.

Me and My Creative Innovation in Photography Services

My photography services logo also signifies me, the driving force behind my photography services brand. The skull represents the core of my creativity, innovation, and passion that spills forth into every project, inspiring my clients and myself alike.

In essence, my logos encapsulate the intricate relationship between life, death, creativity, and growth in my photography services and education brands. They remind me that in every moment, I have the power to channel my inner creativity and break free from limitations. Welcome to my world of limitless imagination, where I continue to explore, learn, and innovate, guided by the boundless creativity symbolized by my signature skull in my photography services brand and the exploding brain in my photography education brand.

AWARDS

2023 NZIPP HIGHEST SCORING PRINT

2023 Finalist for NZIPP Professional Photographer of the Year

2023 NZIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year

2023 NZIPP Documentary Photographer of the Year

2023 Awarded 3rd Bar Grand Master

2022 Finalist for NZIPP Professional Photographer of the Year

2022 NZIPP Open Portrait Photographer of the Year

2022 NZIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year

2022 Asia Pacific Photography Awards - GRAND AWARDS | OVERALL WINNER

2022 Asia Pacific Photography Awards - Open Category Winner

2022 Asia Pacific Photography Awards - Portrait Category Winner

2021 NZIPP New Zealand PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

2021 NZIPP Open Portrait - Highest Scoring Print

2021 NZIPP Open Portrait Photographer of the Year

2021 NZIPP Expressive Photographer of the Year

2021 Awarded title of 'Master' at WPPI

2021 Asia Pacific Awards - GRAND AWARD | OVERALL WINNER

2021 Asia Pacific Awards - 1st Place Open Category

2021 Asia Pacific Awards - 2nd Place Open Category

2021 Asia Pacific Awards - 1st Place Portrait Category

2021 Asia Pacific Awards - 4th Place Portrait Category

2021 Asia Pacific Awards - 6th Place Portrait Category

2021 Asia Pacific Awards - 6th Place Wedding Category

2020 Awarded title of NZIPP Grand Master with 2 Bars

2020 NZIPP Grand Master of the Year

2020 NZIPP Open Portrait Category - Highest Scoring Print

2020 WPPI GRAND AWARD
2020 WPPI Illustrative 1st Place
2020 WPPI Contemporary Portrait 1st Place
2020 WPE International Photographers - Europe 3rd Place Award - Portrait


2019 World Photographic Cup. BEST OF NATION
2019 WPE International Photographers - Europe. 2nd Place Award
2019 WPE International Photographers - Europe 3rd Place Award
2019 NZIPP Open Portrait Photographer of Year
2019 NZIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2019 NZIPP Highest Scoring Grand Master

 

2017 NZIPP NEW ZEALAND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Bar to Grand Master of Photography (GMNZIPP x2)
2017 NZIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2017 NZIPP Creative Portrait Photographer of the Year
2017 NZIPP Grand Master of the Year


2016 New Zealand Grand Master of the Year
2016 Finalist NZIPP New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year
2016 NZIPP Central Districts Professional Photographer of the Year


2015 Finalist NZIPP New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year


2014 NZIPP NEW ZEALAND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2014 NZIPP New Zealand Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2014 Awarded title of Honorary Spider Fellow


2013 Awarded with the title of 'NZIPP Grand Master of Photography'
2013 Finalist NZIPP Professional Photographer of the Year


2012 International Colour Awards (Master's Cup) Portrait 2nd Place
2012 International Colour Awards (Master's Cup) Portrait 3rd Place
2012 NZIPP New Zealand Classic Portrait Photographer of the Year
2012 NZIPP New Zealand Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2012 NZIPP Highest Scoring Colour Print
2012 Finalist NZIPP New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year


2011 NZIPP NEW ZEALAND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2011 NZIPP New Zealand Creative Portrait Photographer of the Year
2011 International Colour Awards (Master's Cup) Portrait 2nd Place
2011 International Loupe Awards Portrait 3rd Place


2010 Finalist NZIPP New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year


Numerous Kodak Gold Awards.

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