A day trip to Hooker Valley in Mt Cook National Park, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Sometimes when I’m out on a job for work, I take a few extra moments and play around with the camera and the subject. These lovely people, Rory Butler and Clair Higginson, had just finished peeling off some old paint on the wall near this window and I moved towards them. Clair then moved in front of the window, an image flashed in my head, and I shot away. Photography is part science, part intuition.
A day trip up to Roys Peak, a great mountain which overlooks Wanaka and its lake, and if you look far enough, there’s Lake Hawea, and a few other peaks. Lesson learned – make sure you take warm gloves. I couldn’t feel my fingers. More via my Flickr.
Pictures were taken looking towards the Old Man mountain ranges, just outside of Alexandra, Central Otago, NZ.
Ophir, in Central Otago, NZ, is a little historic town about thirty minutes north of Alexandra.
This was the result of a wee day trip.
A few weeks ago I filmed Wellington artist Ellen Coup as she painted a bus shelter in Khandallah as part of the city council’s mural project to reduce tagging and graffiti, and promote a community garden in the suburb. Ellen coup was lovely, and I really wish her well in the future. You can check out her work here.
Borneo: part two
These shots were taken while we were filming a demonstration in the middle of downtown Jakarta. Louisa took part in the demonstration and got into a costume which was brave considering it was hot and humid. We stayed there overnight and indulged in a steak and beer – something you cannot do in the middle of the Borneo jungle!
In 2013 I travelled to Borneo, Indonesia with photographer Courtney McAllister and vet Louisa Fenny. We were there on behalf of Vets for Orangutans (VFO) to document the ‘action’ arm of a local non-government organisation The Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP). We were there when they were in the middle if rescues, raids and other operations throughout Indonesia, from Kalimantan (Borneo) to Java and Sumatra. This is part one, as there are a million photos to go through and edit!
Ainslie Allen is a former child star, thrust into the spotlight at the age of 16 on TVNZ’s McDonald’s Young Entertainers. Most New Zealanders born in the 80s will know who she is, or if you are a regular at Christmas in the Park. I’ve always wondered what happened to her! So I caught up with Ainslie to see what was going on and where she’s heading next. You can read her story here.
I hung out with Wellingtonian Vicky Ha late last year as she prepped for the Wellington On A Plate Festival. She’s a smart, hardworking entrepreneur and businesswoman but yet the most humble and endearing. She also knows how to have a laugh and take the piss – a good Kiwi quality.