Long time Piha resident Craig 'CPL' Levers is a multiple international award winning photographer. In 2008 Craig started publishing books under the name Photo CPL Media, there have been 6 hardcover books made. Before 2008 Craig was New Zealand Surfing Magazine's Editor'n'Chief for 8 years. He was the magazine's Senior Photographer for 15 years [1993-2008].
Photography remains Craig’s burning passion, well, a close second behind surfing. He uses both analogue and digital cameras today. A lot of his panoramic images come from his 617 film cameras.
Craig still shoots surfing for leading surf brands and media.