About Kim Annan Photography


My name is Kim Annan and I have had an avid interest in photography for more than 30 years. Travelling widely around New Zealand for work I regularly saw many stunning images. I often worked long hours and regularly witnessed dramatic sunrises or sunsets while journeying from one destination to another.  Seeing these images on an almost daily basis was one of the main reasons that I started out in photography, as I felt compelled to capture them.

I have been known to leave Christchurch at 4:30am for work to drive to a destination that was 5 hrs away just so I would pass through a specific location at sunrise.  I did this every 2 weeks for 9 months and during this period did not see one decent sunrise I felt to be worthy of stopping for!  This is not uncommon, any passionate photographer will tell you that you can revisit a location a dozen or even more times to get the weather and light conditions how you would like it for that image. Sometimes luck is on your side and you get the perfect shot first time. However, commonly it is the right place, wrong time or the right time, wrong place. People who know me well will have often heard me say this.  Often I am not even out taking pictures when the sky suddenly becomes dramatic – right time, wrong place!

It may only be one photo but it may take years of travelling back and forth to that location to get it. We all strive for that perfect shot and it is that moment when it all comes together and you get an image that you feel has done justice to the location, which makes all those trips and early mornings worthwhile.

We have some wonderful displays of nature all around us. I hope the images that I have captured inspire people to either travel, support conservation or even peruse their own interest in photography. We gather many stories upon our journeys and many of the images on this site have memorable stories for me.

I specialise in Landscape and Nature photography. I enjoy macro pictures of flowers and close ups of objects. Since a very early age I have enjoyed living with a large diversity of different animals, often helping rehabilitate injured animals back into the wild; so it is no surprise that I am drawn to animal photography. I also have an interest in Architecture as I naturally see shapes and patterns. 

The majority of my early photos were taken on Velvia Slide Film, however early in 2006 I purchased a Canon 5D digital camera. I use both slide and digital depending on what kind of images I am taking.

I would like to know what you think about my website and/or my photography and welcome your comments. Please feel free to E-Mail me with any comments or if you would like me to send email updates out when I have travelled to new locations and have some new photos to share.