Eltham photographer Mark Bellringer’s work will be recognisable to the locals coming in to view his show. This Exhibition “North Coast” explores the coast and inlets of North Taranaki.
Tongaporutu, in particular is featured as Mark has stayed there on a number of occasions. “I enjoy this part of the country and have fished and explored it over the years”.
Documenting the landscape and the world around him makes up a large part of Mark’s personal work. “I like to find interesting points of view in the ‘ordinary everyday’ that surrounds us. I enjoy using a camera, I like the ability to capture the moment that is, and will never be again”
“Travel is an important part of my life and I probably feel just as comfortable on a west coast beach, a small town, or in the streets of Old Delhi or Varanasi. I like both the idea of being alone, and surrounded by millions of people, and in a sense still being alone” says Mark.
Personal and commercial work run hand in hand with Mark working as a full time commercial photographer and videographer. A wide range of work is undertaken including event and commercial work, as well as his landscape prints and canvases. He is now also running photo and travel tours to India, a country that Mark is very passionate about.
As well as working for the Daily News when he first left school, Mark spent 15 years teaching in the Art Department at Western Institute of Technology in the Art Department.
This exhibition, which runs from the 15th February until the 21st of March, features canvases and framed prints shot over a number of years.
You can see more of Mark’s work on his website markbellringer.co.nz.