Saturday, January 30, 2010

More Los Angeles

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Finding the walking lady below got me interested in looking at my other LA photographs. I made a small book in 1976 called LA Stopover. These two pictures were taken in 1975 and were in the book.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Marching Lady

Click on images for larger viewLos Angeles 1975. I love the moment of the marching lady when she swings her arm a little higher. In those days I stalked people and waited for these moments. I was a hunter with a camera and isolated my quarry.

Wellington 2010. These days I wait and watch for images to appear in front of me. When they do it's like a gift from the gods.

Last Sunday I went to the Gay and Lesbian 'Out in the Square' for a bit of old fashioned stalking. There were colourful excited people everywhere but it didn't work, and I saw nothing other than the ordinary. As I left I shot the playing child, which I like. It was the best I could do with my older eyes.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sea Fog

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A beautiful sea fog crept over Island Bay this evening and ship's horns could be heared from Cook Strait.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

St James

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Sitting in the St James cafe in Courteney Place and wondering what I'll do next and a new image was there right in front of me. After a little work I have the legs, focus, framing, balance and exposure almost right. The truth is the camera was on auto and I just went click.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wills 3

Click on image for larger viewI found the Dandelion Dog while waiting to see Prince Wills last Monday. Actually the dog was more interesting. The owner had tied it to a tree with flax as she desperately tried to shake hands with Willy. The dog got free and vanished into the crowd.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wills 2

Click on image for larger view Guard of Honour for Prince William

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wills 1

Click on image for larger viewWent to the Royal road show yesterday to photograph the crowd. Above is the PSA balloon man.

That's tall handsome William in the background.

And John popped up to shake my hand. He's very short!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Recent Wellington Photographs

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Friday, January 15, 2010


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Marching People

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The photo above I found in Manners Mall the other day. I like it because it feels like a set up or a frame from a movie. I think it's because they are walking in step like models. It reminds me of the photo (at the top) I made of marching people in the early 90s. It appeared in my second book (Just A Word 1996) and remains a favourite.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cook Strait again

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I always find interesting photographs on the ferry. Shapes are pronounce against the sea and sky and the wind often makes people lean and hide. This day was sunny and calm as we waited to sink.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tapawera 3

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I managed to get many fine photographs in Tapawera and this is one of my favourites. These people are all musicians and gather there each year.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tapawera 2

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010


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Back in Nelson after 8 days camping in the outbacks of Tapawera. A place called Tui. It is a fascinating place of rustic farms, metal roads and mysterious photographs which ask questions. A musical gathering of folk and country singing people, and of course (old time) banjos (my favourite instrument).