Deacon Brodie

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005: Deacon Brodie, was a Scottish cabinet-maker, deacon of a trades guild, and Edinburgh city councillor, who maintained a secret life as a burglar- partly for the thrill, and partly to fund his gambling. This iconic pub on Edinburgh’s royal mile has been there for years and honors the scoundrel. I finally got around to developing […]

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Expired

Wellington, April 2016: This large (by NZ standards) former tertiary institute expired at around the same time this Kodak Ektar 64T film did. And just like this 35mm expired film, it is apparently getting another lease of life. There are new owners and supposedly new occupants- but the only life we saw were some homies running their dogs (who tried […]

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TripleX

Wellington, 2014-15: Some random double exposures shot on 35mm transparency film (in 2 cameras), then cross processed- hence the triple(x) exposure title. Straight out of the camera- no edits. Camera’s: Olympus XA & Yashica Electro 35 CC    Film: Fuji Velvia 100F

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River Kids

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 […]

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The Dome of the Rock

Jerusalem, November 2005: As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. Among its 220 historic monuments, the Dome of the Rock stands out: built in the 7th century, it is decorated with beautiful geometric and floral motifs.  The Dome of the Rock is located on a […]

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4 Years

My blog just had it’s fourth birthday- and somehow I forgot about it. These photos were taken on a very cold January afternoon in 2004. There had just been a severe blizzard, but it didn’t stop me trudging around Manhattan in the snow- ending up in Battery Park at dusk. The plan had been to get the ferry out […]

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Loch Ness

Scotland, 1999: While visiting Loch Ness in 1999 I did what surely everyone else does- some good old-fashioned monster spotting. Although I didn’t get the “money shot”of the legendary beast- just another conveniently out of focus picture- I did perhaps more remarkably, capture a British RAF Tornado fighter jet hurtling down the loch accidentally, whilst […]

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Selinunte

Sicily, Italy, 2004: Selinunte was one of the more important of the Greek colonies in Sicily. However, being the most westerly colony, it also came into contact and catastrophe early on with the Carthaginians and the native Sicilians in the west and northwest of the island- in particular Segesta. Founded around 628 BC, at its peak […]

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Baalbek

Baalbek, Lebanon, Nov 2005: Baalbek- situated in the Beqaa Valley 85 km northeast of Beirut- contains some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Lebanon. Known as Heliopolis during Roman rule, it had one of the largest sanctuaries in the whole of the Roman empire.The history of settlement in the area of Baalbek dates back about […]

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