Charlie Smith


Charlie Smith was born and educated in England and attended Central St. Martins Art School where I obtained a BA Hons degree in Graphic Design.  For eighteen years I worked as an art director for some of London’s leading  advertising agencies and held the position of Head of Art and Creative Director.

In 2002 my family and I emigrated to New Zealand and I followed my passion for photography. Much of my commercial work has centred around food. I have always been drawn to the sea and this is the subject for a lot of my personal work.

Claire Gordon


Since a schoolgirl I have had a camera in my hand. Now, I finally have the time to be able to do what I love.

I am very involved with our community through the music school I run with my partner, his two bands, and as a Counsellor and a Youth Mentor. This has led me to concert, theatre, dance and community photography and to portraiture. My particular interest is in creating studio lighting effects.

When I take a photo it is capturing a moment in your life, a perception of your character and I hope my photography will evoke curiosity and questions.

Please click on the examples of my work to see enlargements and to scroll through the slideshow.

Janette Walker


I moved to Kerikeri in January 2015 and love the community spirit here, everyone is so welcoming. I joined the Bay of Islands photography club and PSNZ (the Photographic Society of New Zealand) in August in 2017.

I take landscape, animal and family portraits. But my real passion is flowers, I love nothing more than getting up close with my macro lens. It’s the details in the flowers that I love to capture and share. I also love creating soft dreamy delicate images too. Nature never ceases to amaze me… I love being at one with nature.

I completed a diploma in professional photography in 2013 and an advanced diploma in professional photography in 2014, as well as a certificate in portrait photography in 2014.  My website is shown below but you can also see more work on my Facebook page.

During KOAST this year you'll find me at  my studio.  Some of my work can also be seen at The Little Black Gallery

Click on the images below to see enlargements of Janette's work and scroll through the slideshow.

Penny Kennedy


Member Penny Kennedy is a local artist whose photography and art is influenced by light and form, she seeks out new ways to bring these to life in her work. Penny is currently exploring environmental portrait, form, texture & abstract.

Click on the images below to see enlargements of my work and scroll through the slideshow.