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

The making of Moeraki

Two unique geological formations are the focus of Stephan’s camera lens this month. Through the Maerewhenua Valley and the wild and windswept coastline of North Otago, Stephan finds himself at two of the region’s most famous landmarks—without another photographer in sight.


Stories from behind the lens

Stormy Southern Alps

A trip to the Canterbury Plains beneath the Southern Alps delivers the quintessential South Island experience—wild weather and wondrous scenery. Running the length of the South Island, the jagged, snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps...

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...

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? ...

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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