About me

Copyright Bradley Ambrose

I’ve been involved in creating visual content for various media since 2003.

I was the sole videographer/photographer at a Crown Research Institute, prior to restructuring,  I photographed and filmed our science around biodiversity, biosecurity, our land and our environment.

I started as a press photographer for a number of daily and weekly publications before moving into video and multimedia eight years ago.

One of the highlights of my career so far (and I’ve had a few) was working with one of New Zealand's top broadcasters, John Campbell, at Checkpoint.

It was a small team at RNZ where everyone looked after and supported one another. I not only grew professionally but the role taught me humility, respect and empathy for the people whose stories we told.

Over the last decade, I’ve freelanced as a cameraman for NZ & international broadcasters, documentary and travel shows and online media. I’ve travelled considerably on assignment filming in extreme and sometime dangerous locations, and have worked extensively inside active volcanoes (read comfortable at heights & heat). I’ve covered tornadoes, super typhoons, cyclones, extreme flooding, earthquakes, tsunami, fires and NZ politics.

My own little Youtube channel has more than 11000 subscribers and over six million views.

While not overseas, I covered breaking news, (getting through Auckland's traffic on a specially fitted out motorbike) and operated the 'digi' van as well as the SNG for live crosses for one of New Zealand's national news programmes.

I've filmed in Siberia, Ethiopia, Congo, Guatemala, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey's border with Syria and not forgetting Canada and the States. In temperatures as hot as 50 degrees celsius and as cold as minus 50 degrees celsius!

I've won a number of awards for press photography in New Zealand including the TP Sports Photography award for best regional sports portfolio as well as being a finalist in the Qantas Media Awards a number of times including being a finalist in this years society category, in New Zealand's premier photography competition, the NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year (2019).