"Hello there, I'm Yuri Kiddo and I'm your New Zealand photographer"
I am a professional photographer, specialized in portraits, elopements, landscape and commercial photography.
I love to think out of the box and go wild on creative ideas, documenting real, authentic, and unique moments through my lens, never stop trying new things and challenging myself.
Born and raised in the beautiful and chaotic Sao Paulo, Brazil, I started taking photos in 2010, as a photojournalist. Photography expanded the way I see life and my surrounds and, in 2015, I made New Zealand my new home. Living here changed my inspiration source from noise and crowds, buildings and street lights, to sheep, the mountains and millions of stars in the sky.
I love to help my clients to enhance their brand and to get more customers, or to make that family memory unforgettable with photos that will tell the story.
I am based in Queenstown, a stunning scenario in every season, and I know all the best places to take you in a lifetime experience. Let's go somewhere nice!
Some of my education, projects and clients include:
2016 A Night of Astrophotography with Mark Gee - New Zealand
2014 Human Images – Human Rights in Photography, Ímã Photo Gallery – Brazil
2013 Poetic Documentary Photography, International Photography & Visual Arts Festival) – Brazil
2012 Professional Photography, Focus Photography School - Brazil
2010 Bachelor of Communication Studies (Journalism), Umesp - Brazil
☿ EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
2015-18 Humanz, Photo documentary with people from all around the world in New Zealand
2015 ABSTRACTED, The Shutter Room Gallery – Whangarei, New Zealand
2013 SP/PB, São Paulo street photography, black and white only - São Paulo, Brazil
2017-20 AJ Hackett Bungy - Queenstown, New Zealand
2017 Onsen Hot Pools - Queenstown, New Zealand
2017 Napoli Pizzeria - Queenstown, New Zealand
2017 Terra Mia restaurant - Arrowtown, New Zealand
2016 Berry’s Bush Lodge - Ohakune, New Zealand
2016 Rainforest Workers (documental photo shoot) - Ohakune, New Zealand
2016 Whangarei Mobile Locksmith - Whangarei, New Zealand
2014-15 Bayer Cosmetics, Lollapalooza, Telefonica Foundation, Gilette, Casa di Caboclo, Os Malês, Associação Cidade Escola Aprendiz, Serviço Social do Comércio (Sesc)
A few clients that I worked in New Zealand and Brazil in the past few years