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Witch Doctors and Wigmen - Chris McLennan

Witch Doctors

and Wigmen

Adventure is common in Chris McLennan's life, but in Papua New Guinea he found more than just adventure.

Acclaimed photographer Chris McLennan held a photo contest, offering the winner the opportunity to accompany him on a commercial shoot as his assistant. Talented, up-and-coming photographer Virginia Woolf from New Zealand joined him on an adventure both will remember.

Witch Doctors and Wigmen - Chris McLennan

Traveling to Papua New Guinea, the first part of the journey took them to photograph the luxurious, five-star Airways Hotel in Port Moresby. And then the things got really exciting as Chris and Ginnie headed out to photograph some of Papua New Guinea's more primitive aspects.

They headed beyond the frontier and into wild, undeveloped areas, photographing local tribes and experiencing the hospitality of cultures few will ever encounter.

Here, they discovered, life is much simpler. There isn't any currency, nor anything to buy. But the tribal cultures are self-sufficient and truly happy fishing, swimming and playing - things most of us work hard all year in order to do for a brief couple of weeks.

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Chris' Gear

Chris took our Pro Trekker 400 AW with him on his trek into the wilds of Papua New Guinea.

"I love the layout of this pack, it enables the carrying of lots of gear very comfortably and I can easily have two cameras stored with lenses on as well as a range of other lenses and accessories. It is very well balanced and light considering it's capacity. I love the ability to carry a water bladder and I use the outer sleeve pocket to store a reflector for quick access. This is very handy when photographing people which such dark skin tones."

Chris McLennan


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Witch Doctors and Wigmen

A talented photographer and generous mentor for enthusiasts and up-and-coming photographers; Chris McLennan was born in Riversdale, Southland and spent much of the first decade and a half of his professional photography career working out of Queenstown, New Zealand.

The quality of his imagery and the passion and enthusiasm he has for his work was soon in high demand and Chris - now based out of Auckland - travels the world on commercial assignments for his many international clients spanning the globe.

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Witch Doctors and Wigmen - Chris McLennan



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