Archive for December, 2011

Zoo Shooters

At the Wellington Zoo yesterday and couldn’t help slipping back into street shooting mode 🙂

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8 and 80-200 f2.8 Lenses, ISO 400


Sleeper And Bag With Teeth

Sometimes when you go to shoot one thing something else comes along… The guy with the bag sat on the seat just as I was taking the shot of the sleeper 🙂

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Kite Day

Boxing Day kite action…

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200


Boxing Day Beach

Here are a few shots from Boxing Day… The weather here has been super nice with 28 degree days and no wind, which is rare for Wellington…

There has also been large numbers of Jellyfish floating around the harbor and consequently washing up on the beach. Luckily they are the non fatal kind 🙂

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200


Merry Christmas

Even Mrs Chippy was looking christmasy yesterday in the perfect 28 degree heat.

Mrs Chippy was the ships cat on the Endurance which was caught in the ice on Antarctica and later crushed. Harry McNish, whose grave  the cat is on,who  was the ships carpenter (or chippy) adopted the cat who became known as Mrs Chippy, a name that stuck even after it was discovered the Mrs Chippy was a boy.

Tragically when the ship was destroyed the cat was shot since only essential supplies could be taken…

Harry McNish was one of the small crew selected to go to try and find help to rescue the crew… Frank Worsley wrote a book called Shackleton Boat Journey which described the adventure.

I have a bit of family link to this as currently one of my uncles is in Antarctica restoring the historic sites used by people like Shackleton.

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200


Pomare Half Frame

Half Frame pano of the housing estate destruction at Pomare in Lower Hutt.

Canon Demi S Half Frame, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Double Sleepers

The amusing thing about this image is that about 20 metres away is a massive Christmas tree with loads of bean bags to lay on which would have been much more comfortable 🙂

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Hats And Bubbles

Cuba Street again… It seems to be the week of good hats

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Style

Love their style…Seen on Cuba Street…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


No God

Not very often you see a Lamborghini parked up in Wellington… Especially one with “Team Satan Racing” written on it…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Statue Stare Down

Its always a bit disquieting being stared down by a statue…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Batman?

Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time… Walking past someones photo shoot in the back of Leftbank Mall.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Assisting At The Fever Hospital

The other week I did some assisting work for Bev Short at the now infamous Fever Hospital.

As well as my usual assisting duties Bev asked if I could take some shots of her working for some future publicity. Bev usually lets me take a few shots when she is working on her own projects and I have put up some behind the scene shot previously but this meant I took quite a lot more than I usually would.

Anyway here’s what it looks like behind the scenes at one of her shoots…and yes that is a custom made snoot on the second setup 🙂 We are after all living in a number 8 wire and duct tape country…

Go see some of the finished shots HERE

My favorite shot of Bev is definitely the last one 🙂

Colour: Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 and 35mm f2, Fuji 400H Film, Noritsu Scanner.

Black And White: Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Manners Street

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Double Self

At the Fever Hospital assisting… Had to step out while Jolene was being wrapped in clingfilm 🙂

Two mirrors… Don’t mind if I do

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Rollei At Work

Rollei doing what it does best amidst the ruins of Fort Balance

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner


Standing In Front Of A Bus

I walked past this the other day… Im not sure why they are all standing in front of the bus. I thought that maybe someone had been hit, but there was no one on the ground… But no

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Spook The Horses

A couple of weeks ago Alex and I did a photo shoot for Wellington band Spook The Horses for a publicity shot for their upcoming album Brighter.

This was the first time for me shooting on a roof and the logistical quagmire of setting up lights and getting angles. Luckily we had a couple of extras to hold lights since light stands weren’t an option an apart from my equipment showing its age and a few workarounds with duct tape things went pretty smoothly (shots of setting up to come).

It was a great group of guys to shoot and I really enjoyed the shooting them 🙂

The shot was used at http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/interviewMore/CID/407/N/Spook-The-Horses.utr

Go and buy their Album Brighter  HERE

Canon 5dmkII, 50mm f1.8, ISO 100, 2 x 500W Electra Strobes at Full Power.


Movember Portrait Project

So Movember has ended and what better way to finish it (postponed due to camera dying) than to do a series of impersonations of famous moustaches 🙂

A big thanks to Ben for helping me out with these shots.

Natural

Chopper Reid

B J Honeycutt

Charlie Chaplin


Information Kiosks

I was wondering what they were going to do with these information stands that are left over from the Rugby World Cup… Apparently they will be used for tables for bottles 🙂

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Giant Umbrella And A Hug

On Cuba Street…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Death Of A Friend… D70s You Will Be Missed

Last week my trusty Nikon D70s decided that after 8 years of being thrashed that enough was enough.

This post is a dedication of sorts to all the fun we have had together over the last 8 years…

This is the last shoot it ever took… Finishing up the shoot for Spook The Horses on a rooftop in Wellington… You will be missed 😦

All Images Nikon D70s (deceased), Various Lenses and ISOs


Double Mono

Before the internet was really popular this was how we used to do “File Sharing”

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Kau Point Part 2

This is part of the observation post above the disappearing gun…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.