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The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

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A shot from City Lights to Dark Skies of the Milky Way over the Wairarapa region in New Zealand

City Lights to Dark Skies – International Dark Sky Week 2014

‘City Lights To Dark Skies’ is my contribution to this years International Dark Sky Week, which runs from the 20 – 26 April 2014. I spend a lot of time photographing the night sky and have seen many of the negative effects that light pollution can have. So I thought one of the best ways […]

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Under the Milky Way: Girls by Starlight

About a year ago, a photographer friend of mine, Kaveh Kardan, approached me with an idea to collaborate and shoot a couple of models against a starry sky. Finally on Friday 7th March 2014, the stars aligned and all involved were able to make the trip out to the location – a 2 hour drive […]

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Moon and Sunrise – The Byron Bay Experience

Byron Bay is situated in Northern NSW on Australia’s east coast. I grew up not too far from here and for me, Byron would have to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. I loved going there when I was growing up, and I still do love going there now, and it’s […]


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My Astrophotography Journey – From Novice to Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013

  The highlight of my photography career happened to me recently. I not only won two categories in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013, but I also won it overall. It is something I never dreamed of 4 years ago when I first started out, and it’s quite ironic that it was the images […]

The Art of Night - The Photography of Mark Gee

The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

The Art of Night is a short film of highlights from my astrophotography journey. It contains imagery from when I first seriously started photographing the night sky until recently when I won the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Images, time-lapse and video were shot over a period of three years around the Wellington region on […]

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Look Up – Front Covers and Bus Shelters

Well I have to say I am quite excited with the exposure my image “Look Up” is getting at the moment. You can find it on bus shelters, the front cover of D-Photo Magazine and as a huge banner on the exterior of Carter Observatory! I headed out to the Wellington South Coast one clear night as I […]


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Mark Gee Astrophotography – A Star is Born

The Dominion Post was kind enough to approach me to do an article on my night sky photography recently which appeared in weekend papers on the 24 August. A big thanks to Diana Dekker for sitting down and listening to me chat for an hour about astro photography and then writing an amazing piece on me. […]

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The Epson International Pano Awards – My First Year

In 2012 I came across an international photo competition called The Epson International Pano Awards. At the time I was just starting to get into photographing nightscape panos, but was too late to enter my Milky Way Over Wellington image as the competition had already closed for that year. A year down the track and […]

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See us at the 2012 New Zealand Art Show!

The 2012 New Zealand Art Show opens tomorrow, Friday 3rd August and runs until Sunday 5th August. This is my first year of exhibiting at the art show, getting a spot in the general exhibition after making it through the selection process. I’ll be exhibiting 5 framed photographic prints. These prints are each one of […]


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Southern Exposure – A year in New Zealand by New Zealanders

Southern Exposure – A year in New Zealand by New Zealanders, is a book which presents an original, democratic view of New Zealand. I was fortunate enough to have one on my images, Sunset Conversation, feature in this book as a double page spread. The way this book came together was quite unique. It was put […]

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Weta Artists Rally For Japan

As some of you may know, when I’m not photographing I usually spend my time working with a bunch of really talented people creating visual effects & making movies at Weta Digital. Sometimes opportunities arise within Weta that enable us artists to help others who are in need of a helping hand, & I am […]

The Interislander Ferry Aratere battles huge seas

You might remember the shot I got of the Interislander Ferry Aratere, battling it’s way through huge seas on it’s way out of Wellington Harbour en route to Picton on the South Island of New Zealand. Well not only can you order large format prints from me, but it’s also been published as a postcard […]


Gold Coast Australia – Surf & Beach Lifestyle Photos

The Gold Coast Australia is renown for its great surf & beaches, fantastic climate & a great lifestyle. It’s also where I lived for a big chunk of my life before relocating to Wellington, New Zealand. So I am fortunate enough to have lived that lifestyle by the beach, & being able to surf almost […]

D-Photo magazine D-Kids competition winning entry

D-Photo magazine in New Zealand run some great competitions, & one of them is the D-Kids photo competition. For every issue they run this competition where the winner wins a yearly subscription to D-Photo magazine as well as having their winning image printed in that issue. I had shot a few kids photos recently so […]

A work in progress – Strapless Kitesurfing Video

Strapless kitesurfing in Wellington, New Zealand from Mark Gee on Vimeo. Every now & then I have the chance to get in front of the camera instead of the one standing behind it shooting the action. This time round I was being filmed by Simo from Stikman Films for a short kitesurfing video for my […]


The Visual Effects Oscar goes to Avatar

As the Weta Digital VFX supervisors donned on their tuxedos for the 82nd Academy Awards at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre in LA today, the rest of us Weta Digital crew attended own red carpet event at a venue on the Wellington waterfront in New Zealand. Finally the moment had come for us to see true recognition, […]

Weta Digital’s Avatar Screening

After two & a half years of working on Avatar, I finally got to see the film in full 3d tonight at the Weta Digital cinema. There was an awesome vibe about the cinema as the screening was for all of us at Weta that had worked so hard on the film. From the opening […]

Avatar premieres in London – Early reviews

Avatar, the film I’ve spent the past 2 or so years working on, has finally premiered in London. The media had to sign a form to agree not to publish a review or even express a professional opinion online or in print before its worldwide release, but it looks as though some of the media […]


Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club Training Afternoon

It was a late afternoon, a light southerly breeze blowing & salt haze blanketed Lyall Bay. I headed onto the beach to see what I could capture – initially it was surfing – but the Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club was out in force on their training afternoon with swimmers, board paddlers, boaties & […]