Posts By: TezMercer

Forgotten Lockett & Tez Mercer Photo: Shooting fashion in an unfashionable place

Forgotten Lockett.   Forgotten Lockett (FL): a fashion label based in Auckland, New Zealand. Everything is designed, made, finished, modeled and shipped by one unstoppable lady: Nicole. Say hello, everybody.     She’s a total inspiration. FL as you’ll see specialise in alternative fashions. Grungy, bold, vivid, alluring, and it’s all one-off stuff. Real cool… Read more »

Stuntmen are badasses

Sometimes you meet some interesting people. Once upon a time I was shooting production stills for a short movie called Just 3 Girls. While shooting on set I met a guy called Mana Hira Davis – you’ve seen him before, you just didn’t know it was him – he’s a stuntman doing films around the… Read more »

Shooting for the Women’s Refuge – to keep what you have you’ve got to give it away.

Howdy, I do pro bono shoots every now and then  (the one before this was for Shine up in Auckland) and I’d urge you to do the same whatever your profession. There are hundreds of charities and non-profits in desperate need of help (pictures, web design, even things like making posters) and would absolutely love… Read more »

UnderRated – band photography with the BOP’s hip-hop phenoms.

I had the pleasure of photographing and interviewing the Bay’s fastest rising stars, Underrated. My job here was to photograph, interview, and then write a 1,200 word article on the band for publication in one of the Bay’s well known magazines. It would be a 6 page spread and since I’m the guy asking the… Read more »

Band photography at MAINZ (again) – TezMPhoto

Word up guys, A few months ago I got a call from the head honcho at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand). It’s a school dedicated to the musical arts and encompasses all things musical like playing, songwriting, recording, performances, mixing/mastering, exploring different genres, and is basically a cool place I kinda wish… Read more »

Food Glorious Food, Round 2

I was called back. In March I was given the opportunity to photograph the images for a new Auckland restaurant called White & Wongs (as well as newly opened Burger Boy, and Sardine bar, all in the same block). It went rather well as you can see in the previous blog entry on the subject,… Read more »

‘Nature’ photography

Trees and stuff. Happy new year y’all. We’re back in the swing of things at TMP after having some much needed R&R up North (ish) over the holidays. Time was spent in Kerikeri and around the local area including some of the kauri forests there. What a fabulous place to head to when you’re a… Read more »