Sara (Hera)
Tautuku Orme

Sara   (Hera) Tautuku Orme...

Sara is the daughter of a Pakeha, feminist, art teacher and a Maori, activist, lawyer, who grew up in the art world of Christchurch, New Zealand in the 70s and 80s.

 

Art, Maoritanga and an appreciation of cultural diversity are in her blood.

 

"I leave my home in Auckland as Sara (Tautuku Orme) and arrive at my Marae in the Bay Of Plenty as Hera (Tautuku) of Ngati Awa, Ngati Tarawhai and Ngati Whakaue". 

 

After finishing a degree in sociology and studying photography, Sara launched herself as a professional photographer in the 90s, focusing primarily on people.

 

Whether it’s capturing daily life, portraits of the famous or not so famous, shooting fashion editorial or advertising campaigns Sara likes to have a relationship with the people she photographs and often immerses herself in the world of her subjects; she sees herself more as a collaborator than an observer or witness… And believes her photographs are better for it.

 

“I love to capture the spirit of people, chase the light and create magic, compelling images that move people”.

 

Sara has worked with some of the worlds largest and smallest brands and agencies, NGOs and small communities, celebrities and presidents, fashion models and everyday people.

 

She has directed and created campaigns all over the globe including Aotearoa New Zealand, Singapore, USA, Australia, Myanmar and Central America. 

 

In between she expanded her skills as Creative Director and co-founder of Girl Undiscovered, an indie skincare brand, exploring ‘Real Girls’ and redefining ‘beauty’ as we know it. With it's brand uniqueness, Girl Undiscovered captured the attention international  'beauty' players and has since entered the US market.

 

Sara is a global wanderer and keen to work with you anywhere and everywhere. 

 

Please get in touch to collaborate.

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CLIENTS & AGENCY

CLIENTS & AGENCY

 

AA plus card 

Air New Zealand 

Aleph 

ASB 

Bloomberg, New York

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authorisation 

Daikon  

Dove international 

FCB, Auckland 

Girl Undiscovered 

Glowbug-Powerswitch 

GSL

Grey, Melbourne

Lonely Label 

Luxe 

Ngai Tahu 

Northland INC-Tourism 

Max fashions 

M & C Saatchi, Auckland  

Migrant Action Trust (MAT)

Milk records 

Ministry of Health 

Mitsubishi 

New Zealand Story 

New Zealand Royal Ballet 

Panadol 

Penguin Publishing

Rainger & Rolf, Auckland 

RotoruaNZ

Ruby NZ fashions 

Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland 

Singapore Airlines

Sovereign Insurance 

Special Group, Sydney

Sugar & Partners, Auckland  

Trade & Enterprise New Zealand 

Tourism New Zealand 

TV3 

Universal records 

Westfields 

Whybin TBWA, Auckland  

World Organics 

.99, Auckland 

EXHIBITIONS, PANELS and TALKS

AIPA: Photographers Association NZ

Vice President, Auckland 2020

 

022, Rangi-TeTeko, Caelum Gallery. New York

2022, The Portrait, Blindside, PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography, Melbourne

2022, Kaha, Ellen Melville centre, Womens Work, Auckland, New Zealand

2021, Underexposed, Ellen Melville centre, Womens Work, Auckland, New Zealand

2021, ​​Look to the future with progressive ideals Thistle Hall, Women In Photography NZ_AU, Wellington, New Zealand

2021, Te Teko Womens Work Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland. 

2020, She Once Said, Womens Work Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland

2016, Redemption,The Keep,  Auckland

2011, Koha Te Papa, In collaboration with Ngai Tahu, Wellington 

2004, Aotea Barbi, Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls   Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA),  Christchurch, NZ. 

FEATURED IN
Idealog

New Zealand Geographic

Catalogue magazine –Australia

Vice-International

Remix magazine-New Zealand

The Red Bulletin International

Metro magazine-New Zealand

Listener magazine -New Zealand

Russh Magazine –Australia

Vice magazine-Australia

Foam Magazine-USA

Lady Gunn -USA

Quint magazine -Dubai

Fallen Magazine -Australia
Yen Magazine –Australia

Lurzurs archive-International

Ad media-New Zealand

D-Photo-New Zealand

Photographers mail-New Zealand

New Zealand Geographic

Quint magazine-Dubai