Tour Summary:

You are invited to join us for an afternoon or evening with the very entertaining and charismatic Paul Hoelen.

“I’m deeply motivated to grow both as an image maker, and as a person. Do what you love and love what you do is an ethos I choose to live by, and photography is the medium I've chosen to live that through. It allows me to travel and explore the world, its people and how we live in it so easily, as it's such a portable and universal skillset. Applied with clear focus and intention as a tool it can empower, heal, educate, uplift and shine a little light onto the world as we know it"
The Presentation:

You’ll learn about how he employs his image making skills to sustain his remarkable lifestyle, be invited to add some more meaning and purpose into your work and life, explore the power of collaboration, and gain some take home tips on travel, event and landscape imagery.
Paul will present his intriguing background story and journey into image making through his powerful career in Wilderness Therapy, share major lessons learnt in event photography from his experience as head photographer at the countries biggest music festival Rhythm and Vines and will showcase his latest passion in landscape imagery – abstract aerials.
He will end with a visual showcase of his remarkable 350km long, 23-day mid-winter journey down the full length of the mighty Grand Canyon in the USA. Majestic almost beyond belief, he’ll share his visual interpretations of the landscape, stories of a few very close calls, a rare look into experiencing the canyon in flood and explain how he managed to get his $30,000 of camera gear out of there (mainly) intact!


Be prepared to be both entertained and intrigued and even to participate in a little interaction!


Date: Sunday 16 August
Time: 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Jonathan's Photo Warehouse , 190 George Street, Dunedin
Aoraki Polytechnic space above the shop at 186A George Street.


Date: Monday 17 August
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Fox & Ferret - The Palms, The Palms, Cnr Marshland and New Brighton Rds, Shirley, Christchurch

Also Tuesday 18 August, hangout/shooting session on Banks Peninsula


Date: Thursday 20 August
Time: 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington

Also Friday 21 August, hangout/shooting session at Red Rocks

Palmerston North

Date: Sunday 23 August
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: UCOL Institute of Technology, Cnr King & Princess Sts, Palmerston North


Date: Wednesday 26 August
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: The Studio of Tracy Stamatakos, 59 Ninth Avenue, Tauranga

Also possibility of the morning of Wednesday 26 August, hangout/shooting session in Karangahake Gorge


Date: Wednesday 26 August
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Progear, 3 Railway Street, Newmarket, Auckland


Date: Thursday 27 August
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: The Shutter Room, 9 Rust Avenue, Whangarei