Fantastic tales and behind the scenes stories from Stephan Romer as he explores the South Island of New Zealand with his camera.

A couple of days in the Catlins

On a recent trip to The Catlins and the south coast, I visited a few scenic locations that have been on my list for a while now. The area is well known for its spectacular coastal drive, the Southern Scenic Route. However, many people don’t know The Catlins is also home to some of the South Island’s most beautiful waterfalls. With many of these locations off the main road, I was glad to have done my research before heading south.

Stories from behind the lens

A day in the freezer

It all started with a conversation with our good friend and client, David. Could we spend a day in the remote Earnslaw Burn valley during winter? ...

Beyond the lens

You will find Key Summit along the world-famous Routeburn Track in Fiordland National Park....

From High Above

Many of the landscapes I shoot are located in and around the spectacular peaks of the Southern Alps....

Snippet stories 

Stephan wins the title of New Zealand’s Landscape Photographer of 2021. The winning pictures are Bismarck Peaks, Mt Tutoko, Swamp Forest and Dart River.

Rangitata River coming soon.

First Snow on Key Summit

First light on Lake Wakatipu. Exhibiting now in the Queenstown Gallery.

Morning fog in Skippers Canyon

The Routeburn Track. Most of it is still closed thanks to the storms in January. I got dropped of by Helicopter.

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