liz clarkson

Based in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa.

Beginning in the high school dark rooms and formal education of a Bachelor of Graphic Design and Photography at Auckland University of Technology. I have been freelancing since 2010.

I love the interplay between light and dark, elegant colour combinations, negative space, balancing shapes, creating movement and texture. A skill-set of photography and design creates an understanding of how each discipline needs to compliment and work together. 

I believe listening and communicating is essential not only to understanding a brief and the subject but also to forming respectful and long lasting relationships with clients, crew and talent.

I have experience in all aspects of photographic approachs - observational story telling, editorial style and also refined concepting in studio. I can work within a team or can lead creative direction, style and photograph taking it through to finished imagery and into graphic artwork.


- photography

- styling

- art direction

- design

Please get in touch to discuss day rates, project rates or packages

"We worked with Liz for the first time in June/July 2022, and the whole process was seamless. From an initial korero via Zoom around what we were wanting to achieve visually, to working with our budget, and execution of the shoot, Liz was creative, collaborative, professional and accommodating. Even the suggestion of a hand model was considered and gave movement and personality to our imagery.
The end result is a well organised and curated collection of images that perfectly encapsulate the aesthetic we were aiming for. I’m looking forward to collaborating on future projects and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Liz to brand managers looking for beautiful, thoughtful imagery to bring a product to life." 
Mikela Dennison-Burgess, te Pā Family Vineyards

"Liz is genuinely one of my favourite photographers, she always makes you feel so natural and comfortable" Sarah Lindsay, SALA studio

clients include:
East Imperial beverages, te Pā Family Vineyards, The Uncommon Wine of NZ, Public Record, Bluebells Cakery, Ballin' Drinks, Foal Child, SALA Studio, Penguin Random House, Lazy Suzan, Copain Boulangerie, Amano, Homeland NZ, The Lodge Bar.

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