ill Institute

Wellington, NZ, May 2013. This purpose-built institute and accommodation halls- of which I briefly graced in the 90’s- is now largely vacant and abandoned. It was constructed in the early 1970s in typical Brutalist style- not exactly an architecture form for inspiring students. I for one certainly found its imposing totalitarian and fortress-like qualities unconducive […]

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Pyromania is an impulse control disorder in which an individual repeatedly and deliberately starts fires- in order to relieve tension, for gratification or for relief. The term pyromania comes from the Greek word πῦρ (‘pyr’, fire). This was just one of a dozen buildings torched by a pyromaniac over a single weekend two years ago. […]

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In Vivo

In vivo (Latin for “within the living”) is experimentation using a whole, living organism- as opposed to a partial or dead organism. Animal testing and clinical trials are two forms of in vivo research. It includes “pure” research such as genetics, developmental biology, behavioral studies, as well as applied research such as biomedical research, xenotransplantation, drug […]

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Wellington, NZ, March 2013: Some HDR (High-dynamic-range) images I shot a few weeks ago- duly processed with recently aquired HDR software Photomatix, plus Lightroom…

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The Bunker

Kau Point, Miramar Peninsular, Wellington NZ, Nov 2012:  In a hole in the ground there lived a… bunker… Returned to Kau Point recently- a year after we had finally located this former hidden battery bunker. It had changed alot- the first time it had felt we were on a horror “found-footage movie set… (see here).  […]

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The Clinic Film

Apologies, I’ve been a bit quiet here lately… the reason being my notebook had a bit of a meltdown-  the keyboard malfunctioned entirely and was rendered useless. Luckily it was still under warranty and was repaired and returned today…  I finished this short video just prior to the keyboard issue. It’s mostly shot at a […]

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Kau Point

Kau Point, Miramar Peninsular, Wellington, NZ, Nov 2011:  Kau Point Battery is a gun emplacement in Wellington’s inner harbour. It was originally built in the late nineteenth century in preparation for the invasion of the (“white fleet”) Russian Navy. It was still in use during the 1st World War but decomissioned soon after. It’s the […]

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