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liz clarkson photography


Specialist in food ~ beverage ~ still life ~ product ~ portrait ~ interior. Photographer based in Aotearoa.


Obsessively active behind the camera since 1995.

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.

Striving for a balance of technique and intuition to produce fresh and engaging imagery, I enjoy the constant progression that comes with each project.

I believe listening and communicating is essential not only to understanding a brief but also to capture all subjects; whether it is a portrait or still life. My work is a celebration of both photography and the relationship to my subject.

I produce a variation of images from creative retail assets, unique campaigns, brand libraries and editorial style collections. I can work within an established team or can take the lead on art direction, styling and production through to finished imagery. Each project results in it's own unique aesthetic while maintaining my artistic approach, with the highest level of care with every aspect. 

Please get in touch to discuss day rates, project rates or content packages which can be a mixture of still and moving image/video clips.

"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, Botaniq NZ, Ballin' Drinks, Foal Child, SALA Studio, Rangitikei Chicken, Penguin Random House, Lazy Suzan, Copain Boulangerie, Amano, Homeland NZ, The Lodge Bar.