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Arshdeep Matharu – New Zealand Fine Art Photographer.. of sorts.

Chasing Originality

Originality been the holy grail of photography that many of us have chased. Yet, like happiness, love and money, it’s not something we can chase and acquire. If we chase hapiness, we will never be happy. More than likely we will end up in some sort of a rehab program. Similarly, if we chase originality we will never be original.

Wild West

Auckland’s West Coast – consisting of five main beaches – Whatipu, Kerekere, Piha, Bethells and Muriwai have always been the places where I have found solitude. That’s not to say that these places are peaceful or even quiet. To me, these waterfronts at best of times are wild, rugged, dark and angry. The stories of missing people, drownings, sinking ferries and hauntings that have added to the legend of these places. Yet there is something magnificent about them.