Tash Hopkins once horse-trekked solo across Mongolia to experience being alone, self-reliant and to photograph in a totally unfamiliar landscape. Her search for compelling images and quality of light has also taken her to the Netherlands, the U.S, India, Morocco and France.
Based in Auckland, Tash is an experienced photographer whose work covers editorial, portrait, architectural and landscape photography. Her images have featured in Urbis, Black and Case Da Abitare and her clients include Citta Design and Karen Walker.
Her painterly landscapes focus on line, tone and the transformative qualities of light. her portraits allow her subjects to be themselves in front of the camera, they convey subtle moods and celebrate vulnerability and uncertainty as much as they do strength.
She has a particular interest in shooting portraits on large format. Her affinity with this camera creates arresting images that draw the viewer in. She has a quiet, engaged style of working, and this is reflected in the calm, spacious quality of her work.