Monthly Archives: July 2010

David Burnett – Aftermath

I remember the first time I saw David Burnett’s photographs showing the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans back in 2006. The accompanied an article in National Geographic and it was the first time that I realised that documentary … Continue reading

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Only Son

Each year there is an annual short film making contest in New Zealand called V48 Hours. Entrants have just one weekend to write, shoot and edit a short film. This years winner came from The Downlow Concept and is hilarious.

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FREE Photography Courses

I am often amazed by the amount of free information to be found on the internet if you know where to look. Creative Live hosts live classes on subjects such as studio lighting and HDDSLR film-making with pro photographers such … Continue reading

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New Zealand Film Festival

The New Zealand Film Festival begins today. You can see all the trailers and posters here. The best films I saw at last years festival were Big River Man and Moon. I went to see Moon purely based on the … Continue reading

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Marissa Findlay

Last Friday I assisted Marissa Findlay on a shoot for The Guide magazine. Marissa’s fashion photographs have a stylish yet casual feel. It was great to see her in action working with models, stylist, assistants, hair and make-up to produce … Continue reading

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Night Mail

While studying photography I was fortunate enough to see the 1936 documentary Night Mail twice. The film is an experimental documentary about the postal train travelling from London to Scotland. It was screened by David Reid at Nottingham Trent University … Continue reading

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Charles Howells & Juliet Taylor

I went to the AIPA‘s annual photography conference Image Nation in Auckland last weekend. There were a dozen speakers including a magazine art director, an advertising agency executive, digital creatives and all flavours of commercial photographer specialising in automotive, architectural, … Continue reading

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