Sunday, February 28, 2010

India 5

Click on images for larger viewOne day in Rajasthan. This is such an interesting place and the people are so excepting of the camera. The children love looking at the LCD screen and pose again. At last I have found an internet cafe without a que but all the letters are worn off the key board. I will have to edit when I can but this is a small collection from today.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

India 4

Waiting in lines to see famous places

India 3

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On the road just outside Agra is the CocaCola Cafe with its pink toilet.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

India 2

I can't get the use of a computer to make new post that make sense. The power keeps failing and there are many poeple waiting. These are random images but I'm trying to make sets of quirky things I've seen. Maybe in the next town.

Monday, February 22, 2010

India 01

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My selection from the first day in Old Delhi.
It would be easy to show cliche images of life and death on these streets. But, I see my photographs as occasional frames from a silent movie, carefully removing the other frames of truth (I am not a documentary photographer). You can fill in the rest and imagine the noise, smells and dirt.
It's a strange yet beautiful place.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Click on image for larger viewI'm leaving for Rajasthan on Saturday and will be trekking for 5 weeks. I'll try to show work while I'm there. Cheers for now.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Click on image for larger viewI have never been a fan of telephoto lenses because they squash perspective which I find un-natural. I always use a very slightly wide lenses (40mm) which seems best. With my new camera I have a lens which is about 70mm (about 1.5 magnification) and I made a few photographs on Cuba St today. I quite like the feeling of the one above.

Island Bay on Sunday with the same lens.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Island Bay Festival

Two new photographs from Island Bay beach yesterday.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

This Dog at Last

Click on image for larger viewI've seen this dog many times outside a cafe in Wadestown where I meet a friend each week. Nothing has worked to date but now I have a photograph which I'm happy with. I also like the paving stones and the little path at the top because it all adds to the mystery and balance of the picture. I'll make a print and leave it for the owner who will probably wonder why?
If you look at Jan 22nd post below I have another recent doggy find.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Marching People Again

Click on image for larger view Willis St today. See my other marching people below... Feb 3rd, Jan 28 and Jan 13th

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rugby 7s again

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Nothing rattled my crank. Above are a couple of photographs in and around McDonald's in Manners Mall.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Murupara and Shanghai

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I was in Murupara in 1996 and Shanghai in 2002. I'm heading to Rajasthan (North West India) next week.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Panza Tank

Click on images for larger viewTwo photographs made yesterday at Oriental Parade with my new Panza tank of a camera and a 50 year old lens. After the ease of Jap technology I have to get used to total manual control again. It pays off in the end because if you click on the picture above you will see the Germans knew how to grind, spit and polish optics.