A (growing) collection of images taken around New Zealand. They include parts of New Zealand that are off the beaten track as well as images from the Manawatu and are not necessarily the iconic images, so often replicated.
Images of people from my travels. Some are very old and taken on old-fashioned film! I love interacting with people on my wanderings and trying to capture their spirit. Although I aspire to landscape photography, portraiture is my first love.
My father was the CO of the hospital in Fort Churchill for a time. These are some of the images that I have rescued. Time has not treated them well but I think they are a fascinating record of a place and time that has changed in many ways.
I feel into diving on a whim and then inexorably down the rabbit hole of underwater photography. I found that I loved diving and the challenges of underwater photography in those days (shooting on film) were huge.
Because we see in colour, black & white images force us to re-evaluate. Tonality and composition become paramount, often emphasising elements that you miss in colour. I am increasingly gravitating back to it.
I love going to airshows, having seemingly missed out in my childhood. Airshows in New Zealand are a whole 'nother thing. You can get closer to the action and the opportunities for photgraphy are outstanding.