Ian McRae

Never without his camera, Ian McRae is as passionate about photography today as he was when he was fresh faced and new to it all 20 years ago.

An interest in music led Ian to start taking photos of bands and he now has as many as 15 album covers to his credit. Ian has the rare ability to be able shoot commercially for many large retail clients while still maintaining a passion for exhibiting his personal work.

Always having his camera with him and snapping what catches his eye Ian captures the spontaneous and everyday in a unique and energetic style, which he has exhibited several times over the years.

Honing his craft over the years with a number of top agencies, Ian is currently a freelance photographer working out of central Auckland.

Ian’s selection of images shown will be a combination of old and new. Edited from the thousands of images Ian has stashed away over the years including whatever he sees tomorrow.

Never a conscious plan in his picture taking, Ian has the innate ability to express and see beauty, where it will be found next.

5 questions, 5 answers

Do you have a favourite colour?

How do you take your coffee?

Is there something you can't live without in your studio

The world is our studio

Who is your favourite artist of all time + now? Why?

Henri Cartier Bresson - black and white photographic genius

5 words that explain you or your art?

Moody, Observation, Beauty, Intimate, Authentic