The Chem-Suit Kid

Today, Wellington, NZ. It’s not everyday you see someone walking along the street wearing a full NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) suit– but today was one of those days. We turned the car around and followed the shuffling figure, thinking they must have just been let out for the day. I got out of the car and approached […]

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Hands Up

Whanganui, New Zealand, 2011: My nephew Mostyn surrenders- to the camera. Handprints of some 6000 people – from newborns to elderly – form the ceramic work Handspan, which now stands as a homage to peace within the area where the Rutland Stockade and Pukenamu Pa once stood. This Peace Sculpture was dedicated to “the promotion […]

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Selfie

An accidental double exposure in camera- results in a rather interesting self portrait.    Olympus XA / Ilford XP2

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On the Bus

Wellington, NZ, Jan 2013: The view from the bus at the beginning of the year… Captured on the classic mini rangefinder- the Olympus XA, using Ilford HP5 Black & White film- hand developed (badly) by yours truly…

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The Hunter

Wairarapa, NZ, yesterday: Met this young local hunter at the beginning of the Rimutaka Rail Trail yesterday. He was pretty quiet at first, then opened up and gave me a detailed breakdown of the lay of the land ahead. With his four pig dogs- GPS collars around their necks- he was heading off-trail into the […]

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Manners St

Wellington, January 2013: While waiting for the bus one day, I took a series of pigeon ground level pictures. This was from way back in January, only recently getting around to hand developing the film (Ilford HP5). The camera was a venerable Olympus XA.

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Bush

Dublin, Ireland, 2004:  At an Anti-Bush rally in Dublin, anger and frustration was very evident across a broad section of Irish society, with Bush’s upcoming visit and the EU-US summit at Dromoland Castle. A lot of criticism was directed at the Irish government for allowing the US access to Shannon airport for the refueling of […]

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