Phoxford is based in Oxford, New Zealand; a country town set against the foothills of the Southern Alps.

Phoxford loves making pictures. His brushes are a Nikon D600, a Nikon Coolpix S9100 and a graphics pen connected to multiple software applications. His subjects mainly come from nature.

Phoxford also enjoys walking in the hills, reading, writing and technology. When not making pictures or writing, he works in an art gallery and counts himself lucky to be spending his time doing what he enjoys.

Phoxford’s work can also be viewed at the Phoxford Gallery.

  • Joined: January 2010



About six months ago, I started using a fractal program; Apophysis. A couple of weeks ago I started to use another fractal program; Ultra Fractal (UF). Now, as many people have attested UF is a very capable program, with a great user interface and there are things that I can do in UF that Apophysis cannot do. For these reasons I shall continue to use it. But, and here is the rub, it doesn’t give …
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New camera - not!

At the end of last year, I didn’t buy a new camera. Only it feels like I did. Let me explain. / . / Since 2008, I have been using a Nikon D80 and processing the results in Capture NX2 and Photoshop Essentials 8. The Nikon is a great camera but I had been limiting myself to ISO 400, as the image quality at ISO 800 and above was unacceptably noisy (in my view) and the noise reduction software in bo…
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Not in the 'zone'

I’ve been back on my feet for a couple of weeks now (after a bout of sickness) but I have hardly picked up the camera. Somehow, the desire to confront a subject and mentally whittle away at it with the camera, just hasn’t been there. It’s not that the process is so onerous; I love working a subject until it surrenders those final frames; the ones that you know are the real essen…
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Grounded for manufacturer's recall

I have not forgotten you all. Just somewhat incapacitated at the moment. So if you don’t see me posting work and commenting for the next couple of weeks then its because I am trying to get back to some degree of normality with my sub-optimal kidneys. I’ll drop by when I can (as I am now) and see what marvellous stuff you have been posting. / David (Phoxford)
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