All aboard please, photographs by Grant Maiden, Wellington, New Zealand.

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It must be my current immersion in the third series of the Danish crime series “The Killing” that attracted me to these containers in the first instance. They are stacked (like that other great Danish invention: Lego) along the route to Sumner beach protecting the road from the unstable cliff face behind.

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I don’t often shoot portraits without some kind of lighting, but conditions this day forced us to use what was available. In between shots, poet Claire Orchard and I we were hunkering under umbrellas to keep the persistent rain at bay.