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Aqua Studio

Miz Watanabe is one of Queenstown’s most seasoned photographers with 20 years of professional photography under him, including 7 years in a busy commercial photo studio in Tokyo, Japan. Creative, conceptual, spontaneous, and insightful can describe Miz and his work.

Captivated by the beauty and nature of New Zealand while he was travelling, Miz decided to migrate to Queenstown in 1996. Inspired by the glorious landscape and people he feels privileged to have such a work place.

Miz is immersing himself in the happiness of spending his life doing what he loves and cherishes most, photography. Furthermore, he aspires to take you on a journey with each and every shot.


Actor Sam Neill, wearing Two Paddocks.

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Photoshoot for Queenstown Airport (ZQN).

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Photo shoot for Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown.

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Photoshoot for QShot, taken at Jervois Steakhouse in Queenstown

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Photoshoot for Distinction Nugget Point Hotel, Queenstown.

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We all remember Mellow Yellow?

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Photoshoot for Kawarau Jet, Queenstown.

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Miz Watanabe


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