A couple of fun days photographing down in Christchurh at several Kāinga Ora homes for people with disabilities. Myself and Sarah from Insight Design met some lovely residents as well as the absolutely wonderful and caring staff members as they went about their day.
Heres a short clip of one of our best experiences while in Namibia over Christmas time-tramping to the top of one of the worlds tallest dunes (maybe the tallest even?)
Hard yakka getting to the summit- but worth it for the absolutely stunning views, and of course the fun getting down again!
What seems like a lifetime ago already, in December and January we traveled around Namibia camping and exploring. What an amazing place.
Trapped in lock down now at home, it has left me longing for that absolute sense of freedom we had over there and the wide open spaces.
…but NZ Rugby still looks like a good place to work and the trophy cabinets are still pretty full! This was a fun shoot for their Human Resources team showing the sort of work environment and friendly faces that potential employees could expect if they came to work at NZ Rugby.
Generally as a photographer blur is not your friend, but there are cases where it can be helpful, for instance in this shoot I did with Victoria University, Insight Creative and their refreshed ‘Know Your Mind’ campaign.
The large image is of the ‘Guide to Undergraduate Study”, and the idea was to capture friendly students enjoying all the energy and buzziness (is that a word?!) that Wellington has to offer. To achieve this warm and inviting mood we chose to shoot at twilight to get those buses blurring and capture the golden streetlights and electric blue sky above.
The other images we shot in studio and were of a range of individual students for use on billboards, buses, bus stops and web use.
Nice to get up to Kelburn last week as well as the Pipitea Campus to shoot these students for Victoria University.
We partnered with Apollo Campervans in the July school holidays and travelled around the South Island in one of their campervans mixing some freedom camping with campground stays.
It was the middle of winter but the weather came to the party and we were rewarded with crispy blue skies and vast horizons (and not too many other tourists!)
This was a five day motorcycle safety shoot for Acc for their excellent website called Ride Forever . Its all about, well, riding forever. I pulled in my photographer friend (and motorcycle geek) David Hamilton and we tagged alongside the film and production company Sauce. We had five different riders on different bikes, as well as several cars (and a truck), recreating various scenarios that motorcyclists need to think about- overtaking, following distance, cornering, all that stuff. Heres a very small handful of the thousands of images we shot.
A couple of portraits of the excellent Vincent O’Sullivan for Victoria University Press. His new novel ‘All This by Chance’ is launched today at the Writers and Readers week which is part of the New Zealand Festival.
We were lucky enough to stumble across this week long gathering just outside of Luang Prabang in Laos in December. Celebrating the abundant harvest, it is an absolute riot of colour, pagaentry and ritual (and fun too of course!). There’s dancing, a beauty pageant, rides, food, singing and an interesting ball tossing ritual which is apparently a way for potential suitors to show interest in each other.
The Hmong are an ethnic group of people from the mountainous regions of Laos, Thailand, China, Myanmar and Vietnam and there are several tribes that live in Laos, each with their own unique customs and amazing costumes.
It made our kiwi barbecues and New Years parties back home pale somewhat in comparison!