What excites you most about teaming up with Brora Distillery and Diageo?
I rarely accept brand work, so projects really need to stand out right from the get-go. It's fair to say that this partnership was really unique and that's always a good place to start. It was also clear from the early discussions that Brora was more than just a brand for Diageo and that the photography would be integral to the experience offered as part of this special auction. I’m very much looking forward to travelling to Scotland for the first time accompanied by the new cask owner. Together we will capture images that bring to life the landscape that helped shape this whisky. The cask owner will then be able to select a photograph from our collection that will become a large format edition print, as well as being used to create a set of bespoke labels for the bottles to be drawn from the cask.
Are you excited about visiting Scotland?
Firstly, I've lived in New Zealand for 10 years and I often hear the landscapes are quite similar. So, I'm really looking forward to seeing how they compare and all the little differences in the landscape. I studied geology so I geek out a little over that sort of thing.
What advice would you give someone going to Burning Man for the first time?
Go with no expectations and lots of water. You can never have enough water and worst case you'll have some to share with others who might not be as well prepared.
What surprising travel accessory do you always bring with you?
I always carry a scarf with me. You can use it as a pillow on the plane, a secure footing for your camera on uneven surfaces, share with a new friend, and so much more. Oh, and it can keep you warm!
Best recent fashion purchase?
I got some very comfy and stylish loungewear in Auckland from sustainable activewear brand, WE-AR. They look incredible! I'll bring them to Scotland.