Colin has been passionate about the ocean since childhood be it catching waves, free diving for crayfish or collecting fish as a 12 year old for a marine aquarium.
In 2001 his image making efforts were rewarded at OCEANZ with a gold medal for one of his first underwater images.
These days he spends more time underwater behind a lens capturing marine life in images; while it still exists. He has found the immediate survival rate of life he captures through the lens to be significantly higher than with his childhood attempts at preserving life in a fish tank.
In recent years Colin has embraced low level aerial technologies to complement his underwater imagery with top down perspectives.
Colin chairs SEAFANZ, a volunteer led underwater photographic society of which he is a founding member. His aim is to promote an awareness of the underwater environment through his images. He hopes to instil in people a greater consciousness for the importance and fragility of our oceans by providing a moment's escape and respite from busy life.
Underwater photographic travels outside of his home country of New Zealand have taken him to many South Pacific destinations, Galapagos, Mexico and the Coral Triangle.