I’m a teacher, I live in Christchurch New Zealand, with my husband. We have two adult daughters, who have departed the nest, but live in Christchurch too. I grew up in New Zealand, but in the early eighties I spent a year living and working in Fiji, followed by 18 years living in Queensland, Australia. In 2001 our family returned to settle in Christchurch. I have long been a walker and snow skier, and that has taken me many interesting places, from in and around Christchurch, to within New Zealand, and sometimes, to other countries in the world. An important item in my backpack is my camera, to help me record ordinary and extraordinary things that I see. I don’t wait long hours for the right lighting and photographic conditions – I just photograph as I pass by!