Born and raised in New Zealand I began playing with photography as a young fella after my parents gave me my first point and shoot. I felt there was more to photography than just capturing moments in time. This led me to study film photography in high school, where countless hours of developing film in the darkroom nurtured a love of creativity and its process.


After spending two years in the NZ Army I rediscovered my passion for photography in the digital arena. By 2002 I was enhancing my images with Photoshop, which today still amazes me the endless creative freedom it allows the artist.

For six years I was a Creative Retoucher and Graphic Artist at the advertising agency Ogilvy, New Zealand. Then in March 2010 I moved to Vancouver, BC to explore new places and grow as a photographer. This is where I now base myself and am available for retouching and photography work.


Over the years I have learned a lot about photography, lighting and high-end retouching, and there is still more to explore. Knowing this excites me.

Now, the entire process of digital photography is a big part of my life. Its where I find inspiration and passion.

I would like to collaborate with talented people to create beautiful artwork.


I look forward to working with you!

Hayden Wood.

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