Seminar 10

Esther Bunning


Esther Bunning has a style that is both instantly recognisable and difficult to pin down. Drawn to quiet beauty and resplendent light, she weaves elements in a dreamy pastiche that tends to provide the viewer with a glimpse of the subject. Her creative vision, coupled with a gleeful willingness to play with idiosyncratic gear has evolved to include the intricacies, depth, and layers of details both photographing people, and landscapes - details otherwise perhaps unseen. Esther produces images that transcend photography.

She is recognised as one of New Zealand’s finest portrait photographers with multiple awards to her. A finalist in the Parkin Drawing Awards in 2021 & 2022, finalist in the NZIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year 2022, winner of Creative Photographer of the Year 2020 & 2021, and named NZ Professional Photographer of the Year in 2020.

She is a Nikon Ambassador for New Zealand, an Asukabook Ambassador for Australasia, and a Lensbaby Ambassador."

In her breakout session she will show how she uses everyday objects to elevate her portraits to fine art.

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