About

Harriet McDonald is a Photographer and Writer based in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Having only handled a DLSR for the first time in 2011, but having had a keen love for photography from an early age and loving the creative freedom that comes with using a digital camera, she endeavoured to learn the finer technical elements of this craft by undertaking a Diploma in Digital Photography in 2013.

Harriet is particularly interested in human nature - people, faces, their expressions and their stories endlessly fascinate her - and thus she has found a real affinity with portrait and street photography. She is also a fan of the documentary "fly-on-the-wall" style of photography, which led her to produce her first photographic book in 2013, Piece & Riot. The book documents a slice of band life for Kiwi indie rock band, Clap Clap Riot, and earned her an A+ in her final paper.

Harriet was the winner of the Monochrome category in the Nikon D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year 2013 competition, with her image, 'Shaken, Not Stirred'.