About

Photo Credit: Jane Hakaraia

Kia ora, I am Andrew Malmo, I live in Auckland, New Zealand.

Welcome to my website. To understand a little more about me, read on below. I write very occasional blog posts, have some cool photos in theĀ galleries, and am proud to show off my commercial work and theatre work too. Take a look around, contact me if you’d like to chat about photography, life, the universe…

I’ve been taking photos of one thing or another for over 27 years. I’ve had my own photography businesses, and have worked for others in many capacities in the photography industry in NZ. I also study at Auckland University, and work in the professional theatre industry full time as Production Manager at Auckland Theatre Company.

Before I could afford a camera I made one out of cardboard, and drew “photos” of my parents who patiently sat for my portrait sessions (disclaimer: I was only a wee little nipper at the time).

My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic which I bought second hand for twelve dollars, and as soon as I joined the workforce I rushed out and bought myself an entry-level single lens reflex camera – a Cosina CT1 Super with 35-70mm zoom lens.

I’ve shot weddings, events, sports, theatre shows, famous people, business people, trades people, little people, very little completely new people, old people, Prime Ministers, funny people, buildings, houses, art, products, food, landscape, awesome places in other countries, friends, family, cars, buses, trucks, pets and ginger beer.

I’ve never photographed under water, and clear plastic water bottles proved one of my most challenging assignments.

I love sharing my work, and my ambition for my photography is to exhibit my work and for people to have it in their homes, either as beautiful wall art, or as beautiful coffee table books. I love to exhibit my work, and hope to do more of that in the future. I have had four exhibitions in Auckland to date.

I hope you enjoy this gallery site. I love to receive feedback and am enthusiastic about constructive criticism. If you have an interest in any of the work herein, or would like to talk about a possible job or collaboration, please send me a note using the contact form.

If you are interested in talking gear, I was a Canon user for most of my career, working with film cameras (including Mamiya RZ67) until 2004, and then digital. I converted to Olympus mirrorless in 2017 and use 2 x EM1 MKII and a bunch of pro lenses. I particularly like the weight and size, plus they are so well designed with the photographer in mind. Perfect for my travel photography. My advice on cameras is always this: Try before you buy, see what fits and feels right, and the controls should be where you expect them to be. Does it suit the work you are mainly doing, and what is the end result/output you have to produce. Many variables to weigh up. Happy to chat about my gear and also about my decision to ‘downsize’.

Thank you very much for visiting!

Yours,

Andrew