interviewed by lydia rabbetts and ellie darby
NEW ZEALAND > LONDON
ROAM: What do you do and where do you live?
ANTHONY: Uhh I’m a photographer and videographer and I live in Wimbledon.
Where are you from originally?
New Zealand, Auckland.
Why did you move to London?
Umm, I dunno it was like more opportunities here to be honest, New Zealand’s has quite like a slow pace of life theres not masses going on there.
Do you think that moving to London has influenced your work in any way?
As in what I did for work?
Your photography, has it influenced how or what you shoot?
I didn’t do photography back in New Zealand so I can only say yeah I guess.
So what made you realise that you wanted to be a photographer?
I just took it in school and really enjoyed it, and then opportunities crept up and now I'm just doing it full time.
Which photographer has influenced you the most in your work and why?
Umm, it would probably have to be my boss, Toby Lewis because I just learn a lot from him and I like his style too.
What type of photography do you shoot?
Ive always kind of mainly done landscape, but lately I'm getting more into like portraiture and street photography a bit more.
What is it like to be a young creative in London, for instance, is it difficult for you to find work being a young creative?
I think there are lots of opportunities, I think I've been quite lucky because I've got straight into work and I've met people who were willing to help and give me work. So I've done quite well, yeah its been good for me.
Name 3 things you miss most about your home country?
Lifestyle, the nature and umm, friends I guess.
Name 3 things you don't miss about your home country?
I suppose it's kind of lifestyle again, because it's like nice because it’s so slow out there but then it's also so slow so there's not a lot to do. Also there's not massive opportunities and it's very far away from the rest of the world.
If you could take your work anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Well, my ideal job is just traveling and shooting so I would like to go to as many places as possible. I am also planning to go to Iceland in December and I'm pretty excited for that.
Has there ever been any time where you felt out of place?
Obviously when I first came to London because it was such a polar difference to New Zealand but umm I don’t think so I just got into the groove of things and it’s been pretty good.
Lastly, what will your day look like at 70 years olds?
Living in New Zealand, being chilled and living life.
View more of Anthony's photography on his website