NEW ZEALANDER ROB SUISTED
Photographer Rob Suisted resides in Wellington and runs his own successful New Zealand stock photo image library called ‘Nature’s Pic Images’ (www.naturespic.com) dedicated to New Zealand scenic, recreation, wildlife and wilderness photography. Rob also enjoys creating artistic and abstract photography of all aspects of the natural world.
Prior to working full time as a photographer, Rob’s career was in conservation management, where he worked for twelve years for New Zealand’s Department of Conservation as the National Marine Mammal Coordinator. He has background in biology, zoology and conservation management and is a frequent visitor
to the sub-Antarctic and Antarctic Islands, where he works a professional guide, lecturer and photographer.
In addition, he has published five successful pictorial books, ‘Wellington and Beyond’, ‘Scenic New Zealand’, ‘Hauraki Gulf Destinations’, ‘Wellington Top Spots’ and ‘New Zealand Landmarks’. His sixth book, New Zealand Panorama is due to be released in October 2008, and he is currently working on his seventh book.
Rob’s career as a photographer began as a consequence for his enthusiasm for New Zealand’s wilderness areas, flora and fauna. He wanted to give others the opportunity to share in experiencing the extraordinary beauty of wild New Zealand, that few people are lucky enough to experience personally.
Rob’s images are in demand in both New Zealand and internationally, and have
appeared in many books, interior design projects, corporate advertising campaigns, calendars, postage stamps, art installations. Recently he provided images used as large murals for the Auckland International Airports refurbishment. Rob is also a major provider of images to Tourism New Zealand which promotes New Zealand as a travelling destination. He is also a keen supporter of conservation and environmental issues.
Rob is passionate about the wilderness, and frequently spends time in the remote areas of New Zealand, such as Fiordland. He is also a frequent visitor to the SubAntarctic Islands and Antarctica where he works a professional guide, lecturer and photographer. Later this year he will be travelling to Chile, where he will be working as a lecturer and field guide onboard the Prince Albert II for her inaugural voyage to South Georgia and the Antarctic Region.
(OPPOSITE) A TOUR GROUP DESCENDS INTO THE MISTY ‘LOST WORLD’ CAVE AT WAITOMO, NZ (ABOVE) CLOSE UP OF UNFURLING FERN FRONDS. MAMAKU; BLACK TREE FERN (CYATHEA MEDULLARIS), NZ