Wendy Bown is a freelance artist, photographer and film maker. She has a Fine Arts degree with a major in photography. Previously she worked for Weta Workshop in Wellington as a photographer, camera operator and video editor. You can see a full list of her filmography below.

Originally from a farm in the South Island of New Zealand, she gravitates towards projects that connect her back to the land and sea. New Zealand’s ruggedly beautiful coastlines and native forests is where she draws her inspiration and energy. Wendy currently resides in Northland, New Zealand with her husband Jono and their little boy Luca.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I am drawn to nature particularly it’s energy and grace.  The notion of Biophilia feels natural to me.  I like the idea that the deep affiliations humans have with nature are rooted in our biology.  Within art I appreciate simplicity.  Perhaps this is why I am drawn to silhouettes and shadows, as it simplifies form.  It brings us back to the most essential elements and nothing more.  I do my best to create work that has an energy and mood and at times reveals a little soul.  Being outside in nature and the ocean gives me peace and inspiration.

“There are no neat rows in the rainforest, no tight clustering of same species.  The pattern is fractal – complex beyond understanding of the science of economics.  A tree gives us comfort not because it’s branches and leaves are formed in perfect or predictable order, but because it is unique within a larger, unseen pattern – like us”                        -Richard Louv

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

Do you work in a creative field? Could you use a beautifully shot photo essay of your day or your processes? An environmental portrait of you or your team?
Perhaps your a business doing something a bit different with a need to share that story. Stills and video can help express, emote, connect and convey your ideas with your customers.
Shot simply with a focus on creativity and beautiful light. A look inside, weaving your story to inspire your clients.
I specialise in storytelling. Be it stills or video. I particularly love stories or experiences that educate and inspire, the handmade, the change of direction to follow your passion, the okay..lets do something worthwhile now. Be it changing people’s lives in some way, the environment, animal welfare, inventing or inspiring change through your everyday work.

Have a story to tell?
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FILMOGRAPHY (including TV or docoumentary projects)
Shows Ive been lucky enough to work on over the years.  You can also check out my profile on IMBD

Current list as follows:
1.Ghost and the shell  (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
2. Power rangers (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
3. The Great Wall (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
4. Spectral (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
5. BFG (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
6.Cleverman (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
7. Warcraft (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
8.GKR heavy hitters (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
9.Krampus (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
10. Gallipoli – The scale of our war (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor. Mainly worked as camera operator of the 6 part documentary series and editor of Episode 5))
11. Thunderbirds are go! (Seasons 1 & 2) (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
12. Reggie and Thunderbirds no strings attached – TV documentary (On set camera operator)
13. Furious 7 (For Weta workshop Camera operator and onset behind the scenes)
14. Chappie (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
15. The Hobbit – The Battle of five armies (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
16. The Hobbit- The desolation of Smaug (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
17. The Hobbit – An unexpected journey (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
18 Dracula untold (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
19. Godzilla (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
20. The amazing spiderman II (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)