Sunday, December 7, 2014

Guardians of Style for Sunday Magazine (behind the scenes)

You can read Karla Smith's full story here.

Lindsay Kennett, Milliner, Dunedin.
Lindsay is 86 and still making the most stunning bestoke hats from his house in Mornington. 
Every photo was taken whilst wearing one of his pieces.

 Barbara Brinsley, Collector, Dunedin.
Barbara was a regular at my old haunt, Modern Miss and it was so lovely being able to visit her home. We bonded over Veuve Clicquot, nursing stories and wardrobe rifling.

Katrina Hodge, Costume Designer, Auckland.
Katrina was such a beauty to photograph. Look at that face! And that Karen Walker dress!
Karlya and I had such fun zipping between the racks of The Wardrobe Department.

 Doris De Pont, Curator, Auckland.
Doris' Grey Lynn home is just beautiful, so light and full of colourful Pasifika collectables.
She is doing the most amazing work for the New Zealand Fashion Museum.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Other People's Countries

I love flying over different lands and watching human ants go about their day.





Sunday, November 30, 2014

Barrytown: Hanging on to the Edge of the World (behind the scenes)

At the beginning of the year, Claire Duncan proposed to The Pantograph Punch that she and I travel to a little town on the West Coast of the South Island, called Barrytown. She had a story up her sleeve about an infamous music venue called the Barrytown Hall, and wanted me to photograph the supporting images.

The amazing crew at the Pantograph Punch we very keen to send us down there, but they wanted us to make a film too.

We flew to Christchurch, drove across the Arthur's Pass, stayed in Punakaiki and met and interviewed the most wonderful local people over a week.
In this time, we also drove the length of the Coast. Driving South - past the Luminaries shore of Hokitika, Frans Josef Glacier and through the treacherous Haast Pass to my Gran's home in Makarora.

You can read Claire's amazing piece Hanging on to the Edge of the World on The Pantograph Punch with my accompanying images. Our 7 minute documentary is also there too.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


My good friend Anthonie Tonnon has just released details of his new album. It's called Successor, is coming out next year and sounds ridiculously good.
We took this press photo on the shores of Herne Bay, where the houses cost millions and the water is good for an after work dip.