William Patino is a full-time landscape photographer, with a passion for exploration and capturing the wilderness of New Zealand.
Growing up in the coastal town of Wollongong, Australia, his early photography was heavily influenced by the ocean but he soon found his calling in the mountains and he now resides with his family in the mountainside town of Te Anau, in the South Island of New Zealand.
Always having an interest in visual arts, Will first picked up a camera in 2012 and made it a full-time career in 2014. He has an affinity for dramatic weather and evocative scenery, with both being the key foundation of his work.
Will is most at home when he is teaching and guiding on his photography workshops, taking people out into the landscape and giving them memorable experiences in the natural environment. His work is displayed in galleries and publications around the world and he’s worked with brands like Apple, Samsung, Sony and numerous tourism bodies across the globe.
Wills photography has a strong emphasis on light and atmosphere, portraying the raw and wild beauty found within nature’s fleeting moments. When he’s not teaching his clients out in the field he can be found at home with his wife and two children, or further exploring remote areas of Fiordland – his favourite place on earth.
“Photography has helped me see the world differently, giving me a newfound appreciation for nature and the many intricacies that I once overlooked and perhaps took for granted. With my work, I’m most interested in having an impactful experience in nature first and then finding a way to translate that into my images. My love for dramatic light and atmosphere is a constant inspiration, and I enjoy the endless pursuit of these elusive moments and the freedom found within.”
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