Ernie is the founding producer and photographer at Light Refinery Studios in Nelson, New Zealand. From childhood the iconic imagery of the American West inspired and affected him deeply setting in motion a life of travel and exploration. The desire to document and share these adventures through photography persists as the driving force behind Road Trip Earth and Light Refinery Studios.
When Ernie is not on the road he can often be found at home working in “The Shop”- a garage/brewery/happy place. An avid brewer and connoisseur of craft beers, Ernie is ever perfecting his own recipes as well as working on new camera rigs and restoring classic vehicles. All of these passions collide in the Road Trip Earth series.