Arshdeep Matharu – New Zealand Fine Art Photographer.. of sorts.

New Approach to Photography

Photographers, creatives, and artists tend to be ADHD prone. I’m not making this up; Psychology Today lists studies which have suggested the same. This is has certainly been my experience, at least when it comes to photography. In past I have photographed various subjects in the outdoor world, and often with various techniques. I’ve gone from shooting at nights and then shooting at the sea the next morning. There is nothing inherently wrong with doing this, but in my experience […]

Whatipu Sunset

This week I am sharing a photo that has been a long time favorite for me. This photo was shot in Whatipu which is a secluded beach in Auckland. I love this photo because of the challenging situations it was taken in. I was on top of a sand dune, shooting directly towards a setting sun. As most of you will know, shooting directly into the sun is not easy at all. Initially I tried to use the graduated ND […]

Gear does not define the photographer

As hard as it is for me to admit it, I will come right out and say it. I do not own a full frame camera and own none of the lenses with a shiny red ring. I own few filters but they are not high end by any stretch of imagination and my tripod is a fairly basic. But the reason why it is hard for me to admit this publicly is because somewhere in my mind, I connected […]


This photo was taken around 2008 while I was on a photo tour with a local photography group. The group co-ordinator took us to nooks and crannies of Auckland that I had no idea existed. A whole block of run down, broken buildings waiting to be demolished (and probably have been demolished by now). Thoughts running through my head that day were of surprise and conflict. So close to the beautiful buildings in CBD was this block of run down […]