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Hi there

Starfish Photos | Design is a small business based in the beautiful coastal community of Brighton, Dunedin.  

The studio workshop is based inside a very rustic shearing shed .  

We are a small creative business led by Michele Newman (mum) and Rose Newman (daughter).  

Michele is a professional photographer and resin artist and Rose is an artist and potter studying Bachelor of Visual Arts.

We create and design a range of beautiful artisan hand made products.  

Photography prints are all images professionally printed here in our Canon print studio.  

We also have a full framing workshop on site allowing for our own creative freedom.  

The collection of photos includes landscape photos of Dunedin, Central Otago and the Mackenzie region.

Another photo collection of New Zealand bird life and flowers.


Michele has also been a resin artist for over 15 years and specialises in ocean resin designs.

The resin collections include resin serving cheese boards and large platters.  

These are fantastic for the kitchen table, nibbles with friends or as beautiful gifts for any occasion.  


Our extra large grazing platter boards can cater to functions.

Our macrocarpa wood is milled on our farm in Brighton and then hand crafted to make unique beautiful large serving platters.

The boards are great for functions such as weddings and birthdays and also a feature for the kitchen table.  


Another speciality in the studio is from our beautiful range of resin coffee and side tables, 

and a great selection of resin serving drinks trays.  

These are the perfect gift for any occasion or for adding that special something to your

home and the colours are truly gorgeous.  


We sell our products online through our website or out of the studio.


If you are in our beautiful beachside community of Brighton your more than welcome to flick me a text

and I can meet you at the Blue Shearing shed door to browse our studio.

Alternatively just message me to make an appointment.  

I am about most days.

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Michele Newman

I have worked as a professional photographer for over 23 years and I love what I do.  

I have a great portfolio available to browse of photos from Dunedin, Otago, Maniototo and McKenzie country.  


My resin designs are unique and quite gorgeous.  

 I love the exploration of the colours and blends.  

My specialty is resin ocean designs and if you know me you will know how much I love the beach blues. 

I love being a creative artist photographer painter wood working bee whispering crazy hippie

beach bum who is always on a wild ride.

I am lucky enough to live in the most beautiful place in the world Brighton, Dunedin, New Zealand.  

I am a tree hugger, bee keeper, artist, Aries and I am a maybe just a tiny little bit crazy come visit.