Graham Dainty 



Born in 1962 in Invercargill         New Zealand





I moved to Te Anau, a small town right on the edge of the Fiordland National Park. This place inspires and satisfies my love of the land.  This should be my home for some time to come.

I have been photographing seriously for 18 years and my pictures are constantly evolving.  Styles change and each new style brings me closer to one that I can say is mine.  I consider myself as a landscape photographer,  but enjoy photographing all things from portraits to motor sport. ' They talk about the thrill of pushing the button,   I have that still'.   Selection of Personal projects

I have grown up with art, my father was a gifted painter and artist in most mediums.

I first really started taking myself and photography seriously in 1989 when I won the NZ Agfa / Listner photo competition,  1st prize $10 000.oo.     I have since had a Honorable Mention in the Nikon International Photo competition, 3 Gold medals in the Photographic  Society of New Zealand National exhibitions as well as numerous acceptances.  1st placing in the NZ photojournalism competition in 1999. In 2002 I was awarded an Associateship of the Photographic Society of NZ,  then 2 years later in 2004 I was awarded with a Fellowship. 

In 2008  I was appointed onto the P.S.N.Z Honours Board


Over the  years I have been to week long photographic courses to learn and be inspired.   Richard Poole on Portraiture

Matheson Beaumont on the Landscape  and  Eddie Soloway on 'The Natural Eye'

A week with Freeman Patterson / Tony Bridge and Sally Mason


 I have images published in  ' North & South' magazine.  - ' Islands' magazine (California).  

'Outdoor Recreation' magazine (Germany).  -   ' Adventure' magazine. -  'New Zealand Endurance Runner' magazine

'Wilderness' magazine  -   Australian Runners magazine

Feature Articals on myself in  LINO magazine  NZ + Austrailia + D Photo

Numerous Images have been published through Venture Southland Promotions.

I have exhibited and sold images in Otago, Southland and Fiordland Art Society Exhibitions.   


Photography is a passion and continues to be fun and exciting.


I use 35mm Nikon equipment.  Currently using a D700  digital camera


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