1470 Days In
This January I'm celebrating FOUR YEARS as Bradley Garner Creative!
From the depths of the South Island, this short story begins in Invercargill. Yes, who would've thought! I photographed my first concert in 2012 and I'll be forever grateful to Blacklistt (previously Blindspott) and the amazing team at Players Entertainment Centre (since closed) for giving me my first opportunity to photograph a show. This led me to photograph almost every band that performed in Invercargill as well as working at the same venue as house photographer for private functions and events.
My journey brought me home to the Kapiti Coast where I spent the next two years tirelessly supporting the local music industry out of my own pocket. I was rarely paid and didn't care, I was producing photos that I never thought possible.
Fast forward another couple of years and things have changed immensely! I'm directing short films, photographing weddings, making viral videos and supporting local businesses with their unique content needs. I've photographed some of the world's biggest acts including Elton John, AC/DC, Guns 'n' Roses, Kendrick Lamar & Sol3 Mio.
I'm not afraid to brag, I worked my ass off for this. The weeks on end without a day off, countless nights sleeping in my car so I'd make it to work on time after shooting a gig until 4am. It was taxing on my mind and body. Luckily in the last two years I've found work-life balance in the form of a super supportive and loving girlfriend and I am ready to kick off 2018 with a bang!
Thanks for your support in 2017 and if you're interested in collaborating this year, I'd love to hear from you!