Phil has been a photographer and filmmaker for more than 30 years, starting in the 1980s doing commercial photography, but always pursuing photography as an art form. Phil has been teaching photography and filmmaking at Otago University and the Southern Institute of Technology for the last decade. He is an Associate of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. Recently his film 'Ghost TV' was nominated at the New Zealand Film Awards. Phil is the founder of the Online Photo institute.