As you have probably guessed, my name is Graham Palmer and I live in Napier, New Zealand. Now aged 46, I have been interested in photography since I was a child, often ‘borrowing’ my father’s SLR or my mum’s point & shoot.
I began to experiment with more artistic photography during high school, shooting mainly in black & white, then developing my own films & prints in the darkroom. That tinkering interest has slowly developed into an obsession.
After many years of shooting film & slides, I entered the digital age in 2006 when I purchased my first digital SLR; a Canon EOS 350D. However, a photographer’s tool kit is never complete and I am currently using the Canon 7D & full frame 6D. After having a mixed variety of web presences for more than five years, this site was launched on May 25th 2009. Two months later, I decided to make my hobby into a small part time business & Graham Palmer Photography Limited was born (now trading as Graham Palmer Fine Arts).
Besides part-time photography, I work part-time as a fibrous plaster manufacturer and am studying towards a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Geography with a minor in Earth Science. I am an avid astronomer (former vice president of the Hawke’s Bay Astronomical Society). I love crazy weather, am fascinated by anything that flies & love getting out & about in the beautiful New Zealand countryside. I am so lucky to live & do photography in paradise!
Thanks for taking time to check out my site. Feel free to contact me & let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy the view through my lens. Best regards, Graham.