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The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

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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 […]

A sequence shot of the moon rising over Mount Victoria in New Zealand - click to view larger image.

To the Moon and Back

Introduction I have always been fascinated by the night sky and have spent many hours in my life trying to capture it. It may seem easy to just point your camera at the sky and capture an image of it, but believe me it’s not always that effortless. We are travelling through space on planet […]

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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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Chasing Night Skies Above Wellington

Words by Eva Weber and originally published in The Dominion Post newspaper, Wellington, New Zealand. Photographer Mark Gee captured some stunning images of Wellington as part of International Dark Sky Week (IDSW). He has shared some of his shots with us. A clear and star-spangled night sky is a stunning sight to behold, and you […]

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Full Moon Silhouettes

Full Moon Silhouettes is something that I’ve been wanting to capture for a over a year now. The video is a real time capture of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in the capital city of Wellington, New Zealand. On the evening of the 28th January 2013, after a lot of planning and […]


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Astrophotography Fine Art Prints

Have you ever wanted to have one of my night sky images in your own home or office? Well now you can. Astrophotography is a spectacular form of photography that has captured my imagination and interest. I often ventures out to the darkest, most remote skies all around the country, enjoying the challenge of combining […]

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The Milky Way high above Wellington, New Zealand

I’ve been waiting for the right conditions to attempt a photo like this for a while now, and finally, this weekend I had that opportunity to do so. It was freezing that night, the air so clear and crisp, the temperature was hovering close to 0 deg c, and even less on the top 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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Chasing stars around Cape Palliser

After a failed attempt of getting on the road Friday night, I finally made it out to Cape Palliser, a few hours drive from Wellington, New Zealand for a night of astrophotography & hopefully a surf first thing in the morning. The surf never eventuated, but boy what a night. By the time I finished […]

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Cabrinha Tour of Duty | Wellington Stop Over

Cabrinha kitesurfing team riders,  Keahi De Aboitiz, Jamie Barrow & Geoffrey “Chuck” Waterson, stopped by Wellington yesterday on their 2011 Cabrinha TOUR of DUTY road trip from Christchurch to Auckland in New Zealand. First stop was the new WildWinds store in the city for a meet & greet before heading out to check out some […]

Street Beats – 2011 Rugby World Cup Street Photography

I headed into Wellington late afternoon before the South Africa vs Fiji game with the camera to capture some of the street action. It was a beautiful day with a heap of things going on. The waterfront was hopping with live music & what seemed like an endless flow of South African supporters. It wasn’t […]


Heavy Wave Series – Wellington’s South Coast.

Pictured above is the Heavy Wave Series limited edition print. Each print is individually signed and numbered by me. They measure 105cm x 30cm and are printed on archival quality photographic paper. There are only 100 of these prints available. You can view larger sized images of each of the waves below. The photographs were […]

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 […]

Surf Search & Photos – The Wairarapa, New Zealand

A lot of the time, good waves around Wellington in New Zealand are hard to come by. But if you are prepared to hit the road & do a little searching, you can certainly score some great waves. I began watching the swell forecast earlier in the week, & things were looking promising with a […]


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 […]

Black & White Kiteboarding

A few months ago I was in the market for a new housing for my canon 7d. I did my research & settled on a CMT water housing from the US. They were fantastic, & kept me informed all the way through the building process of my housing. Finally it was finished & shipped arriving […]

The Aviators at the Wellington Botanic Gardens

Way back in January I headed off to the ABS Garden Magic Concert Series at the Wellington Botanic Gardens in New Zealand to see The Aviators play & shoot some photos. I’ve only just managed to go through the photos after giving my archive a much needed clean out, & thought the photos were worth […]


Wellington waves – 15th March 2010

The beaches around Wellington city in New Zealand aren’t renowned for consistent surf, you need to head out to the Wairarapa coast for that. So when a 3-4m ground swell is forecast to race up the eastern coast of the south Island of New Zealand, then there is always hope & anticipation amongst the Wellington […]

Wellington Bowl-A-Rama 2010 Photos

Well I’ve finally gone through, sorted & processed the photos I shot at the Wellington Bowl-A-Rama. It was certainly a fun & action packed shoot. Congratulations must also go to Brazilian Pedro Barros, who not only took out the Wellington event, but backed up this weekend to take out the Bondi event too – see […]

Wellington sunrise sets the sky on fire

If you got up at 7am in Wellington New Zealand & looked outside, then you wouldn’t have seen anything that interesting. However, if you had gotten up an hour earlier you would have caught this amazing sunrise that set the sky on fire.  By 7am the light show was over & Wellington was settling into […]


Pedro Barros takes out Wellington Bowl-A-Rama 2010

As a photographer, you get to see & photograph lots of great events, this year’s Bowl-A-Rama was no exception. But the highlight for me was definitely seeing & photographing 14 year old Brazilian, Pedro Barros tear it up in the bowl. Pedro ended up taking out the pro division at the 2010 Wellington Bowl-A-Rama event […]

Day 1 of Bowl-A-Rama 2010 kicks off in Wellington

Day 1 of Bowl-A-Rama 2010 kicked off at the Waitangi Park skate bowl in Wellington today. Rain threatened earlier on, but held off for just enough time to run a few rounds. I went bowl side with the 15mm fisheye lens & off camera flash to shoot the action of some of the best skaters […]

Surfing footage test using the canon 7D

Canon 7D surfing footage test from Mark Gee on Vimeo. I recently shot some surfing footage at Lyall Bay in Wellington, New Zealand to test out the video capabilities of the canon 7D. I was shooting stills all day & I just switched it over to video mode & shot some video. All manual focus […]