Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Monochrome Auckland Downtown

One of my earliest memories when it comes to photography is looking at night images of light trails cast by moving vehicles. This memory became my inspiration for the personal project that I am currently working on. I am yet to name it, but it involves shooting Auckland landscapes at night in a manner different to how I have shot them before. I have decided to make all the images in this project black and white and cropped to square. […]

Are You Making or Taking Your Photographs

Are you making your photographs or simply taking them? It’s a seemingly very subtle change in vocabulary but when it comes to creative process, they are completely two different frames of mind. Taking photographs Taking in the context of shooting photographs implies passiveness and lack of involvement in the process. Taking what’s there – so to speak – act of simply recording what’s there. If you believe that’s how photography should be – recording of the moment then that’s fine. […]

Night and Day

This week's photo was taken on a beach in west Auckland called Kerekere. I was photographing with a friend and on this evening, as far as we could see, we were the only two people on the whole beach. It was just after sunset and the weather was starting to close in. Towards the end of the shoot, I noticed that on one side of the beach was clear, evening sky and the other side had dark, thick clouds. This […]

New Approach to Photography

Photographers, creatives, and artists tend to be ADHD prone. I’m not making this up; Psychology Today lists studies which have suggested the same. This is has certainly been my experience, at least when it comes to photography. In past I have photographed various subjects in the outdoor world, and often with various techniques. I’ve gone from shooting at nights and then shooting at the sea the next morning. There is nothing inherently wrong with doing this, but in my experience […]