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Category : Rants

Authenticity – Two Examples

Authenticity is a bit of a buzz word in the help circles almost to the point of being a cliche. But then, cliches become cliches for a reason – because they resonate with us. In this post I’m going to share two recent customer service experiences that I’ve had in the last month and how, to me, one passed the question of authenticity with marvellously and the other one failed abysmally. Craft & Vision I’m a big fan of what […]

Wanaka Tree

NZ’s spectacular, starry sky – These two “astro photographers” will put your snap of the Wanaka Tree to shame. I know your are probably saying this jest but thank you Stuff.co.nz for judging and shaming my Wanaka Tree photo that I’ve never taken and you’ve never seen. I don’t want to keep on this point for too long – but what’s up with this need for Stuff to highlight great work of some photographers by casually putting down the work of others? Can […]

Consume Less, Create More.

This blog post has been sitting in my drafts for a while now. I’ve been too afraid to publish it – afraid to be seen as preachy or too self-helpy but I think the time to publish this is now. It’s written as much for me as it is for you. I am guilty of it. Of consuming way more than I am creating. Consuming provides me with a sense of achievement – of “learning” something. Until recently, I didn’t […]

Photography Is Art.

This may well be the most controversial post that I will write for a long time but hear me out. It amazes me that we collectively continue to question the validity of photography as an art form even though we don’t even have a universally agreed definition of Art itself. What hope do we have for resolving this debate when we can’t agree on what art is, to begin with? With so many definitions of art around, I’ve stuck to […]