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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Artillery

Wellington, NZ, Oct 2013: This coastal artillery battery (one of many) was built to defend New Zealand’s capital Wellington against a Naval attack. Work began in 1908 on constructing a 2 gun battery using 6″MkVII guns. By 1912 these 6″ guns were manned by the Wellington Naval Artillery Volunteers. At its prime at the beginning […]

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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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Future Fix

New Zealand, October 2013: Exploring the grounds of a former historic hospital- unfortunately now earmarked for demolition due to the large amount of asbestos and at least a $50m repair bill.

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Tunnelvision

Wellington, NZ, Nov 2013: A short film exploring the same abandoned railway tunnel featured in Portal. The final cut is inspired by horror/film noir-  with soundtrack by legendary English experimental rock pioneers, Swell Maps.

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Portal

Wellington, NZ, November 2013: This 253 meter long former railway tunnel- constructed in the 1870’s- came to the end of it’s working life in 1955 when a replacement tunnel was opened. Apart from a bit of water seeping in through the cracks, it still seems in pretty sound order after all these years.

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Cooler

Taranaki, NZ, January 2013, Sony AS15. Exploring the labyrinthian maze of a former cool store complex…

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