While growing up in New Zealand, Eiko acquired his first SLR camera at the age of fourteen and started scuba diving. He quickly discovered his passion for capturing images of animals in their natural habitat. During extensive trips along the West Coast of British Columbia and Alaska, his focus shifted to coastal landscapes above and below the waterline, and he fully immersed himself into diving.
After years of being an avid scuba diver, he discovered the amazing discipline of freediving. Eiko took the PFI Intermediate course, and he was hooked. Learning the techniques and mindset of freediving has transformed his experiences in the water whether he's freediving, scuba diving, or simply floating in shallow river waters photographing salmon.Eiko completed the PFI Freediver Instructor course in Kona, Hawaii and is embarking on adding freedive instruction to his life as an underwater photographer.
Currently living in Campbell River, British Columbia, Eiko is a full-time photographer working in several genres, particularly underwater. He also leads unique dive trips in the local rivers and coastal areas on Vancouver Island, as well as photographic trips to other parts of the world. All water sports interest him, as well as hiking, caving, and sailing. He has also served six years as an Auxiliary Constable with the RCMP and holds a Private Pilot’s License.