Mark Lapwood

Waiheke Island

Mark Lapwood is an acclaimed cinematographer with over a quarter-century of professional experience, and has made his mark in the world of documentaries, television commercials, music videos, and feature films. Lapwood earned prestigious accreditation with the Australian Cinematographers Society in 2006 and the New Zealand Cinematographers Society in 2021. 

His work displays mastery in lighting design and camera operation when filming in the studio and on locations around the world. Lapwood’s cinematography is characterised by a keen eye for natural beauty, capturing the essence of people, landscapes, architecture, and wildlife in a unique and appealing way. 

Lapwood’s work revolves around crafting compelling visual narratives, skilfully weaving together sequences that convey powerful storytelling. Esteemed industry giants such as Netflix, National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, UK Channel 4, SBS, and the NZ Film Commission, have entrusted Lapwood with their feature and series projects. 


In conversation with Natalie at RCR Radio – 22 September 2023