About

 

Bruce Burgess; a kiwi, a resident of West Auckland, New Zealand.         

A few facts about Bruce:                                                                                                         

  • has had a passion for photography since age 12, when developed 1st film, then operated a darkroom; developed and printed own Black & White and E6 and C41 process colour films for many years
  • appointed to PSNZ Honours Board in 2011: Appointed Chairman of Honours Board from 2017-2018
  • gained a Fellowship distinction with the Photographic Society of New Zealand (FPSNZ) in April 2008
  • gained an Associateship distinction with the Photographic Society of New Zealand (APSNZ) in May 1996
  • has used various Nikon 35mm and Nikon SLR digital cameras using mainly Nikkor lenses
  • currently Patron the Henderson Photographic Society (Inc) based in West Auckland in NZ and was President of the club from 1996-1998
  • received numerous awards over the years at PSNZ, North Shore Salon and other NZ and International Competitions including:


            1994   Gold Medal & NZ Royal Easter Show Champion Print (The Long Wait)
            1995   Gold Medal Champion Print for PSNZ – George Chance Trophy (Digits on Brass)   
            1995   First Prize in NZ Royal Easter Show Print Section (Child Study)
            1996   Open Champion Winner in Agfa-Listener-Time-Frame (The Staircase)   
            1996   Print chosen by Agfa, for printing on packs of 35mm films (The New South Africa)  
            1996   Print selected in PSNZ Permanent Collection (The Staircase) [refer above]
            1997   Highly Commended for 3 images in OCEANZ Competition
            1997   Bronze Medal in CPS Laurie Thomas Landscape Competition

            2009   Bronze Medal in Annual PSNZ Jack Sprosen National Audio Visual Competition (Sean Bell)

  2010   Special Merit Certificate in Annual PSNZ Jack Sprosen National Audio Visual Competition (“Life’s a Beach”)

  2010   Bronze Medal Digital Open Class in North Shore National Salon of Photography (Ocean Light) 

  2010   Honours Award + 7 Acceptances in North Shore National Salon of Photography (Before Dawn) 

            2011   2 x Merit Awards & Accptance in Tauranga Photographic Society Audio Visual Salon 2011

            2011   Highly Commended + Honours Awards + 3 Acceptances at North Shore Salon of Photography

2012   3 x Merit Awards in Tauranga Photographic Society Audio Visual Salon 2012

            2012  9 x Acceptances at North Shore Salon of Photography 2011 

2012  Gold Medal and Jack Sprosen Memorial Trophy for Audio Visual Presentations ("Imagine")

2012  Champion Open Projected Image and Best Otago Image in 43rd Dunedin Festival of Photography (Moon Rise over Moeraki)

2013  2 x Acceptances in PSNZ Canon National Exhibition

2013 Acceptance at 2013 Tauranga Audio Visual Salon "Autumn Leaves" in Music, Poetry & Song Category

2013 Acceptance in 2013 Adelaide International AVFest for "Imagine"

2013 2 x Acceptances in 22nd NZ Photojournalism Competition

2013 2 x Acceptances in 2013 Nelson National Triptych Salon

2013 Bronze Medal in 2014 Jack Sprosen Memorial Audio Visual Competition for "The End of the Beginning"

2014 Gold Medal & Robinson Cup & Champion Projected Image in 2014 PSNZ Canon National Exhibition for "Waterboy"

2014 Highly Commended in North Shore Salon of Photography (Street Guardians) + 3 acceptances in 3 categories

2014 Gold Medal in Laurie Thomas NZ Landscape Salon for "Franz Josef Ice Cave" + Honours + Acceptance  

            2014 Commended Award in 2015 Jack Sprosen Memorial Audio Visual Competition for "Monet's Autumn"

            2014 3 x Acceptances in 2014 Nelson National Triptych Salon

            2014 2 x Honours + Acceptance in 2014 - 45th Dunedin Festival of Photography

            2015 Honours + Acceptance in 2015 - 63rd PSNZ Natex Exhibition for "Geometry at Dawn"

            2015 Acceptance in 2015 Laurie Thomas NZ Landscape Salon for "Kaikourua Rolling Hills"

            2015 4 x Acceptances in 2015 North Shore Salon of Photography in 4 categories

            2015 Acceptance at 2015 Tauranga Audio Visual Salon for "Dewy Morning" in Theme Category

            2015 3 x Acceptances in 2015 Nelson National Triptych Salon

            2016 2 x Acceptance in 2016 - 64th PSNZ Natex Exhibition ("Kissed with Light & Big Eyes")

            2016 First & Gold Medal at 2016 Tauranga Audio Visual Salon for "Uluru" in The World of Nature category

            2016 4 Nations NZ Entry Acceptance for "Our Country" Section for "Down on the Farm"

            2016 2 x Honours + 2 x Acceptances in 25th Annual NZ Photo-Journalism Competition 2016

            2017 3 x Acceptances in 25th Annual NZ International (FIAP) Salon  2017

            2017 Image selected for NZ Camera Annual 2017

            2017 1 x Highly Commended + 3 Acceptances in North Shore Salon 2017


               Owing to business commitments, Bruce did not compete in competitions for many previous years prior to 1994.

 

  • judged photography competitions at PSNZ National, Trans-Tasman, North Shore Salon and at PSNZ Club level for over 20 years; judged in panel for D Photo Magazine in 2012; judged national audio visual competitions
  • completed a week long commercial photographic assignment in Tonga for Sea-Spray Magazine, plus several assignments for boating magazines for front covers and articles etc. and numerous other commercial photography jobs for educational books, calendars and weddings etc. over the years.
  • attended a 5 day “Use of the Right Side of the Brain in Photography” by inspirational Canadian Photographer Freeman Paterson in 1997.
  • invited in 2006 on a 2 week tour of China by The Chinese Photographers Association (CPA) as one of 8 international photographers to capture the people, traditions and tourist opportunities in the city of Beihai in the Guangxi Province and the city of Duyun in the Guizhou Province.
  • has a keen interest in people, photojournalism, landscape, travel and abstract photography.
  • also enjoys the medium of audio visuals using digital software and digital projection.
  • has a philosophy in photography to adopt a personal style that portrays an artistic vision which can also be emotionally powerful.   
  • and finally, as photography is his passion; it also must be fun!