B O R N O F T H E M I S T
is the creative moniker used by Timothy Firkin and refers to one origin story, popularized by the ethnographer Eldon Best, of his Iwi (Maori tribe), Ngai Tuhoe which speaks of a direct genealogy back to the land where Tuhoe people descended from a meeting between the mist, and the mountains. Tuhoe people also bear the sobriquet Nga Tamariki o te Kohu ("the children of the mist").
The concept that all creative output also arises from a sort of meeting between the 'mist' and that which is perceived through the six senses; forms the basis of his creative style.
Tim was most likely born with a camera in his hand. A filmmaker with over 10 years experience as a Producer/Director/Camera Operator and Edit Specialist. His work has taken him around the globe including Field Directing, Shooting and Post Producing two seasons of an international Wildlife conservation Television series in South America and South-east Asia, attending the Olympic games with TVNZ in 2008 and producing a travelogue in Peru - to name but a few. At home he has worked extensively in advertising, corporate environments whilst also spending a large amount of time crafting local indigenous content with shows such as Waka Huia, Marae DIY. In 2016 he spent a season with the SKY CITY Breakers, our nations basketball team, producing all of their dynamic in house branded video content.
Photography is a passion that has grown steadily over the past decade, inspired mostly by his travels around the world and a strong desire to frame the experiences, feelings invoked by the movement.
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