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!
The ACC have been working on a new website and they commissioned me to shoot the accompanying imagery for the site (which went live last week at acc.co.nz )
A commercial job for a German power engineering company called Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen.
This is father and son Alan and Grant Brown from Sydney over in Wellington servicing the transformers at the Brooklyn substation.
This time some moving images from beautiful Sri Lanka- (you’ll also see the portraits below used in the video as well).
Went into the studio on Friday to photograph Wellington band Teeth (David Long, Tom Callwood, Anthony Donaldson and Luke Buda).
Have a listen to their awesome debut track here ‘Something has Gone Wrong In My Brain’
This is an ongoing series photographed over the last few months for Victoria University using current students for their handbook guides for prospective students. The layout involved positioning the student on the left side of the page and the right being left free to overlay text.
My dear old dog Evie moved on up to the big kennel in the sky after 15 years of loyal companionship.
Spent an enjoyable morning photographing writer Bill Manhire for Victoria University Press recently. A wet day had kept us inside- but it made for nice soft window light filtering into his Wellington apartment.