~ CARMEN HUTER ~
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER CARMEN HUTER
RECENTLY VISITED THE COROMANDEL
AND WE CHATTED TO HER ABOUT HER
ADVENTURE UP THERE IN WINTER,
THE PLACE THAT STOLE HER HEART,
WHAT INSPIRES HER PHOTOGRAPHY
AND MORE… XXX
Carmen Huter (not Hunter, just saying :))
Wellington, New Zealand (or somewhere overseas, best to check my Instagram stories haha)
You’ve travelled to some amazing places around the world, which place stole your heart and why?
Clearly, New Zealand worked a charm since I’m still here. (I’m Austrian). Other than that, China has a significant piece of my heart; it’s weird and wonderful, and I can’t stop dreaming about going back! The national parks are so vast, the mountains so high and the whole place just feels like Instagram hasn’t taken over yet. Also, I loved driving across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. And for a little more comfort, the Dolomites in South Tyrol are dreamland.
Recently you visited the Coromandel, tell us a bit about your trip!
Each year, Iove to escape to the Coromandel for a quick winter escape around my birthday. I’m always blown away by how many hidden gems there are. Slipper Island is an all-time favourite of mine. This year, we decide to bike the Coromandel Coastal Walkway, which ended up being a muddy but beautiful experience.
What is your most memorable photography moment?
I honestly can’t pin it down to one singular moment. There are so many! But one that I will certainly never forget is locking eyes with a silverback, a male gorilla, in Uganda. It lastest a split-second, but it went right to my heart.
You photograph a lot of beautiful wildlife and landscapes which are breathtaking shots! What inspires your images?
Thank you! What motivates me most is the ability to learn and experience new things, places, cultures, colours, you name it. Time to time again, it makes me feel even more connected with Mother Nature and allows me to tell a story with very few words.
My life motto is….
One place in NZ everyone should def. visit is…
Slipper Island! Yes, of course, Milford Sounds, Aoraki / Mt Cook NP, and Wanaka are all epic, but you know that already. 🙂
Any final words…
Wake up for more sunrises.