Originally from the U.K., like many travellers, Murray fell in love with New Zealand during a backpacking trip in 2007 and has since made Dunedin his home.
His passion lying not only in photography, but also in producing and exhibiting work for others, he has studied and worked in the industry since leaving school.
Having worked in a bank for several years and surviving a life-changing car accident, Murray's journey towards realising his dream began at Reading School of Art and Design. He gained a BA hons in Photography and Digital Imaging, specialising in Art Photography. He was particularly drawn to architectural and industrial themes, which in time became the main focus of his work.
Following graduation, Murray was able to engage his talents as Production Manager for Hyatt Studios in the U.K. In this role, he was able to build on his studies and hone his skills: using Photoshop, retouching images, and printing and finishing for a group of portrait and wedding photographers. He also undertook the general management of production for the studio.
Arrival in New Zealand in 2007 saw Murray travelling for five months and enjoying the country, before settling in Dunedin permanently. He has worked as a photographer, printer and framer in Dunedin since 2008, culminating in achieving his dream and opening Mint Gallery on October 15, 2011.
Since then, business has been growing steadily, and Murray has been busy shooting photos, exhibiting, printing, framing and of course, sourcing new talented artists for exhibit.