New Zealand owned and operated, Phototek, based in Auckland was founded in 1993 by Photojournalist Shane Wenzlick. Shane discovered his love of photography picking up a camera at 10 years old. Shane’s skills developed rapidly, reaching a level of professional recognition. His distinct style and design have helped create a photographic eye like none other.
Achieving a Certificate of Graduation in Professional Photography from the prestigious New York Institute of Photography assured the technical aspects of capturing the moment.
Shane recently undertook the required course training and met the assessment requirements and was awarded the Advanced UAS Remote Pilot Certificate under Civil Aviation Rule Part 101.
Awarded Photographer of the Year by New Zealand Football 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015 & 2016.
With the rapid growth of digital technology and the changing media landscape, Phototek expanded to include Film & Video services along with Internet based services such as website design & hosting, email services and social media integration & design.
We have a select base of suitably qualified sub-contractors we call on that have proven skill-sets in photography, film production and design.
Our minimalistic business model means our pricing schedule is significantly competitive in comparison to many others. This is largely because our only major investment is in top quality professional equipment & education to ensure we stay ahead of the pack
What our customers say…
Just wanted to say thanks for a superb set of pix today. Great variety, captions were spot on and your filing was really fast. Great work mate, thank you! Dean Lewins Photographic Editor – Australian Associated Press
It is no exaggeration to say I am thrilled with the outcome and I compliment you and Shane on the production. Please convey my thanks to Shane for the great editing job.
The two of you really did me credit and I am absolutely delighted with the outcome; it exceeded any expectation I had. Barry Smith QSM
Just wanted to say thanks for the great photos, Shane – a real nice mix of outdoor action and indoor learning (I know the latter especially are hard to take in a way that looks as natural as you have managed here…) Mark Ledsom Editor FIFA World
I really want to say thanks to Shane Wenzlick for doing a great job of covering John Key at the Big Gay Out last Sunday, not only did he provide a strong set of pictures for the Dailies and Stuff on the day, the SST has a great picture option from him to go with a John Banks story we are looking at running this weekend as well. Peter Meecham Director of Photography – Fairfax Media
Just wanted to say thanks so much for the great job you did at our Awards Ceremony last week. We have received the disc and the photos are great, and you were also really lovely with our people on the night. Christine Benson Regional Youth Manager – St John
Suburban Newspapers has employed Shane Wenzlick, operating as Phototek, for freelance photography work since 2000. Shane fulfils a critical role for the company in supplying weekend photography coverage for the group, in particular in the challenging area of sports photography. We demand a high standard of technical excellence for publication and Shane provides exactly what we need – key shots that capture the pivotal moments of a match, delivered in crisp focus, with all the action in the frame.
Suburban Newspapers administers the Auckland bureau for the national Independent Newspapers Ltd news website Stuff.co.nz. Many of the assignments Shane works on are designated for use on the Stuff site, requiring even faster turn around of images and competence in web editing to have them posted promptly. Shane manages all these jobs with utmost efficiency.
Alongside weekend photography, Shane assists on an on-call basis taking a wide variety of shots from news to advertising pack shots. His photos are routinely considered good enough to be selected by our paper editors as main front-page pictures – a coveted mark of success in the newspaper field.
Shane is thoroughly professional in his approach to all assignments, gets on with colleagues and all members of the public he must deal with and is a pleasure to work with. David Gadd – Editor In Chief Suburban Newspapers Auckland www.stuff.co.nz
For the past 10 years Mainfreight has utilised the services of Phototek for a variety of photography requirements, including formal photographs of our people, corporate brochure photography, photography at various functions and truck shots for our extensive network of Owner Drivers.
Shane’s work is of a high quality with a minimum of disruption. He is a pleasure to work with delivering professional results consistently. Tina McDonnell Personal Assistant to Group Managing Director Mainfreight LTD www.mainfreight.com
Some of our clients