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About me

—  About me, social media, and how to get in touch

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Kia ora, I'm erica.

Im just out here doing life and its working out pretty sweet

 

 so far.


Likes:

My whānau, my partner, my dogs. Travelling (nationally and internationally), the bush, the rivers, the ocean, swimming, diving, camping, tramping, outdoors & majestic scenery. Food, trying foods from other cultures, cooking yum stuff and then eating it! Online shopping. Fresh sheets, sleep ins, a clean whare. Painting, making things, creating & taking photos of stuff to name a few. The best part of my job is all the amazing people I get to meet and the cool places I get to go, I learn so much!   

dislikes:

Being tickled, being cold, speeding tickets, when the house is too quiet, rubbish not in the rubbish bins, doing my admin/emails/accounting stuff, explaining myself repeatedly, people with no common sense. The worst part of my job is not having enough time to do it all!

Other:

I've got a bachelor of media arts, major in photography for anyone that cares about that sorta stuff and I've been giving this photography game a whirl for the last 7 years. I grew up in Whakatane, it was mean! Then moved up to Hamilton after school to start living in the 'real world' (as the teachers referred to it). I worked in retail jobs while I studied my degree and they carried me through till I was ready to try being a photographer full time. That was hard and unpredictable at times but rewarding too. Now, it still has its many ups and a couple downs but I spend most of my days being involved, learning about and working on kaupapa that I really like. I love the many facets of te ao Māori and I am proud that I am able to capture our stories, our values, our culture from a Māori perspective.

 
Ko Tawhitinui te maunga
Ko Tauranga te awa
Ko Hinetera te wharekai
Ko Pararaki te tangata
Ko Maru o Hinemakaho te marae
Ko Te Whānau a Pararaki te hapū 
Ko Te Whānau a Apanui te iwi. 
Ko Tauira mai Tawhiti te waka
 

 

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Projects

if you feel like you haven't looked at enough of my stuff yet, feel free to check out these galleries, no password required.