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Personal Projects – An Update

I’m a big fan of personal projects in photography. I deeply believe that personal projects give our work context and cohesion. One of my previous personal projects – Wild West attempted to capture the beauty of Auckland’s west coast, which is known for it’s ruggedness. I attempted to capture that ruggedness in my photographs. Now I thought I’d write a short a blog post to update on two personal projects I’m currently working on. My work is not limited to […]

Elements

To understand a spoken language, we break it down to its alphabets which eventually connect to make words which connect to make a sentence. To understand photographic language, I believe we need to break it down to its basic elements and understand each element in detail on the role it plays individually and as a part of a bigger image. This is what I hope to achieve in my new personal photography project, Elements. It’s one thing for me to […]

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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. […]

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. Please follow […]