Raised in the Waikato by a large farming family, Auckland-based freelance photographer Larnie Nicolson always had a love of art, initially leading her to study graphic design. After completing her studies, she appeased a classic Kiwi interest in the rest of the world by spending five years working and travelling throughout Europe. Never without her camera, Larnie honed an innate skill for capturing people and spaces. What started as a hobby soon developed into a career when she returned home in 2001 to complete a photography degree. This, combined with a strong design aesthetic and stylistic strengths in composition and detail, led Larnie to focus on architecture and interiors. Her photography career has taken her to London, Sydney and New York shooting on assignment. Today, Larnie shoots for leading New Zealand and international publications and creative agencies. She is active in the photography industry, mentoring young photographers and serving as the AIPA vice president for two years.