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Don’t Forget

A few Summers ago I spent three months cycling across a dozen European countries. Bosnia has the most spectacularly rugged countryside which is spotted with deserted villages and ruined mosques and churches with trees growing in them. The above photograph … Continue reading

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Artist’s Impression

I recently came across these two paintings in an Auckland charity shop. They are around a metre across and very precisely painted. They now hang on my wall and I have spent quite a while thinking about them. About who … Continue reading

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The Park

It is a wonderful thing when an artist finds or invents the perfect medium for telling their story. In the 1970s Kohei Yoshiyuki wanted to document the phenomenon of people meeting in Tokyo’s parks after dark for anonymous sex and, … Continue reading

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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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