Mary Hinsen, BPSA

Mary Hinsen, BPSA

I live in Cromwell in the beautiful Central Otago area of New Zealand. I am a mother, grandmother, photographer, videographer and writer. My love of photography started as a child, when my father gave me my first film camera. I continued learning and experimenting through my school years, until study, work and children meant photography had to take a back seat. Through this time, however, I learned that art could take many forms. Design became my creative outlet, designing décor, clothes and food - creating something beautiful from something ordinary.

Now, as a photographer again, I particularly love to shoot people and food. I try to capture something special about a person, and to photograph food in a way that makes you really taste it.

I am always learning, of course! I am a member of the Queenstown Photography Club here in New Zealand, and also the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers. I joined the PSA to take advantage of a greater range of learning opportunities, and to get to know and learn from other photographers.