Janyne Fletcher has had a long connection with photography and she has been inspired to branch out from a traditional photography business to the area of creative fine art and landscape photography. Self taught, Janyne believes that where she lives, Central Otago, New Zealand, can be a harsh and uncompromising place but she enjoys the solitude, isolation and beauty. She endeavors to capture the different characters and moods of the region in her own style. Recurring themes of story telling, graphical shapes and found objects are shown throughout Janyne’s work. As a photographer, she wants to do more than just document material but add life and layers to her photography. Janyne edits, prints and frames all of her own work and she regards this process of “playing” with different media, mounts and framing as an integral part of her creative process.
Janyne’s contemporary and creative photography has earned her a number of nationally and internationally recognised distinctions. Her consistent approach to producing award winning photography has meant that she has been recognised as a Grand Master of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP), which is the Institute's highest distinction. Janyne is also an Associate of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers. In 2019 she was named NZIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year and in Australia, AIPP Overseas Photographer of the Year.
Janyne sells her work from her workshop and gallery on the main street of Ranfurly, a small rural town in Central Otago. She operates the gallery in partnership with her fiancé Deane. This is very much a working gallery and an approachable but professional space that reflects her relaxed approach to life and living in New Zealand.