I’m photographer Paul Petch, and I’ve provided an independent commercial drive focussed on outdoor sports, portraiture, events and lifestyle imagery since 2010.
I have a unique style developed as a lover of the outdoors (runner, cyclist, hiker, van lifer) and as a photographer for businesses for more than a decade. I’ve helped athletes, weekend warriors, event organisers, models and lovers of outside document moments, and share their messages for as long as I can remember. I also work alongside commercial brands to help share their stories and sell their products.
My work has been published within many local and offshore publications, and from 2013 – 2018 I operated a globally aclaimed New Zealand running brand/ artist collective called Good People Run.
I always strive to capture the connection between people, brands and experiences to their environment in a genuine way, and I’d love to work with you! While my photographic focus is mainly outside, I also work comfortably in the studio too.
In 2021 I graduated with a Degree in Design/ Photography with academic excellence.
Emirates • WWF NZ • New Zealand Government • Microsoft • University of Canterbury • Study Group UK • Rotary AUS • Salomon Running (global) • Fitbits • Tourism New Zealand • Getty Images • Redbull • Trail Runner Mag AUS • Tarawera Ultra Marathon • Nike • Apple • Sea Shepherds • ITU Triathlon • Auckland Marathon • Northface • Anna Frost • Northburn100 • THIR • New Balance • Good People Run • Trail Runner Mag NZ • Outdoor Mag NZ • Kepler Challenge • Otago University • Auckland Seaplanes • NZ Blackcaps • Bivouac Outdoors • Outer Edge Mag • Idealog Mag • Digital Photo Mag (NZ) • Levi Hawken (Nek Minnit Guy) • 70.3 Ironman • irunfar.com • James Keugler Coaching • The Blue Planet (GER) • Dr. Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) • Mens Fitness Magazine (AUS) • Cricket World Cup • Hobbiton
Based in Christchurch.