Flying back from my cousin’s (Claire Hamilton RIP) funeral in Christchurch, I felt obliged to shoot some footage out the window. Heavy turbulence leaving Christchurch (shaky cam) lead to beautiful views over the Southern Alps, Kaikoura coast, Cape Campbell, Cook Strait to end with a relatively soft landing in Wellington. RIP Claire…
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 2001: The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh was a former high school, converted into the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979. Tuol Sleng appropriately means “Hill of the Poisonous Trees” and was just one of at least 150 execution […]Read more "Tuol Sleng [S-21]"
Inside an abandoned former catholic girls farm/’rehabilitation unit’ I visited in mid 2013. Founded by a French sisterhood in 1953 – “the girls who came into the care of the sisters often had problems that could not be resolved in their normal environment and needed the loving care of others to restore their sense of self-worth.” The […]Read more "The Farm"
Siem Reap, Cambodia, March 2001: While wandering aimlessly around the dusty streets of Siem Reap on a stinking hot afternoon, I photographed these local children fishing in the Siem Reap River. In 2001 Siem Reap was still a quiet, laid-back, dusty back water town- but on the cusp of huge changes. This was at a time before […]Read more "River Kids"
Wellington, New Zealand, March 2015: Wellington’s wild Southwest coast by Landrover: Ohiro Bay to Redrocks, through Devil’s Gate and onto Tongue Point and the leaning Karori Rock lighthouse… then back again…
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Wellington, New Zealand, January 2015: There was a “Birdman” competition on hosted by commercial radio station ZMFM- but the action at the nearby Taranaki Wharf jumping ramp was way more fun… From Architecture.co.nz Those “down with the kids” have been on and around this great piece of urban design all summer long. At this key […]Read more "Jump"