We are New Zealand-based landscape photographers and publishers - we publish and produce: canvas prints; clothing; chocolate; calendars; and, greeting cards which use our original photos.
We are a start-up publishing business. At the heart of the business is a desire to do business differently and to make a difference to some of the most vulnerable people in society. Our first goal is to make the business profitable to the stage where we can employ either refugees or people living with a disability.
For us it is simply not enough to expect change to occur through changes in legislation and government policy you need to proactively create change yourself.
Our passion comes not from some idle fancy but lived first-hand experience. In the case of Jennifer she has worked for the best part of 10 years either in an overseas aid agency or teaching English as a second language to recently arrived migrants in the United States.
David has dyslexia and dyspraxia. Through a combination of persistence and hard work he has never let dyslexia or dyspraxia interfere with his ambitions. Through a combination of persistence and hard work he has never let dyslexia or dyspraxia interfere with his ambitions. He completed a Masters degree from the prestigious London School of Economics and worked in the New Zealand public service for about 10 years. At the moment David is about 26,000 words into completing a book on dyslexia and dyspraxia.
In order to achieve our vision we realize we have to do things differently.
For a start our calendars are more than a method of telling time, they tell a story. Each photo is accompanied by about 100-120 words along with a 300 to 400 word narration at the start of the calendar. Each month also has a map to show where the photo was taken.
It is our desire to produce products that break cultural and geographic boundaries.