HASER: So, I’m very familiar with who you are, but can you let everyone else know a bit about yourself?
PETRA LEARY: Heyo, Im Petra haha, Im 26 and based in Auckland, NZ.
I’m a drone (aerial) Photographer/ Videographer and am obsessed with all things drone, other than that I spend my time skateboarding, lighting fireworks, and hanging out with my dog Kodak.
I was born in a barn in Grey Lynn, Auckland and have pretty much been in the neighbourhood my whole life.
Crazy, now you have made quite the name for yourself lately, what got you into drone shooting?
I have to thank my friend Jasper Jay for that, the first time I flew a drone was while I was working at Serato, I got Jasper on a job where they needed some aerial footage of the office and he gave me a turn on his Phantom and I was hooked! Previous to that I would just climb anything really high (Cranes, Rooftops, Construction Sites) to get photos from above but it always annoyed me that I couldn’t get the perfect symmetry and balance being constrained to a certain area, so the drone was like a whole new game with no limits!
Hmm, sounds safe haha, have you always been into art?
Yip, I’ve always loved to draw, paint, or make stuff, I grew up with both my parents being artists so I’ve always been surrounded by art. I can’t say I do that much drawing or hand made art now, I think my attention span for drawing was pretty axed once I got a computer and realised there’s no (ctrl Z) in real life, so now my art is more photography and digital focused.