Archive for January, 2012

Waiting For Toilets

This was originally part of the set from the Dresden Dolls but when I saw it  I decided it fit more with the street stuff I have been shooting and decided to post it today by itself.

I really like this shot…and I don’t really say that about my images 🙂

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


Dresden Dolls Wellington Opera House 2012 With A Rolleiflex

So if you have been following this blog or Twitter you will know that I got to go to the Dresden Dolls show in Wellington after winning a ticket from Amanda Palmer off of Twitter (and I never win anything!). I got my entry in slightly late but  mentioned that I had a 1957 Rolleiflex that wanted to meet her, she ended up giving me a ticket but saying that I owed her a photo… Sweet!

This post is pretty much for Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione to say thanks for a Super Wicked Show! (hopefully they get to see it)

All the shots are taken with said Rolleiflex, who I have to say outdid itself especially the ones of the show at 3200 ISO… Film is not dead! 🙂

At one point Amanda had to go for a piss so this guy came up from the audience to play… He did a pretty good job too 🙂

Just been told that his name is Ash Shields… You rock!

Drinks break while on the drums

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Delta 3200, Hp5 400 and HP5 400 pushed to 3200 ISO Films


Burnt Out Building Half Frame And A Dresden Dolls Story

This image is a bit of a filler for today (sorry)… Why you ask? Well…

Yesterday when I got home from work and was checking stuff on the net I came across Amanda Palmer who was giving some tickets to her Dresden Dolls away if you tweeted your name and reason you wanted to go. Being slightly cheeky I tweeted that I had a 57 Rolleiflex that wanted to meet her and even though I just missed the cutoff I got a ticket but told I owed her a photo 🙂

Well I took Rollei along and even though there were some signs saying the usual don’t take photos or recordings I busted it out and took about 3 films worth (Amanda Palmer told me to)

Im currently developing those films and they will make up a post either later tonight or early tomorrow.

So if you like the Dresden Dolls come back and have a look shortly 🙂

By the way the show was freaking AMAZING! Thank you Amanda Palmer for the ticket!

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


Walker

Another shot from Lower Hutt, this time behind the big Westfield Mall…

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


Waiting

Coming out of Kathmandu after stocking up for a camping trip…

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


Tunnels

A couple of vaguely problematic shots from some new places in Wellington… I have been wandering a bit further a field looking for good places to sit and wait for stuff to come to me… The first one has potential but I think the second one is a bit busy, I might have to try it from a different angle… Both shots from The Terrace.

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


Pomare: The First Time

These shots are mostly from when I went to Pomare the first time. I have only managed to develop and scan the film these were on recently and things have change quite a bit since this.

The shots after this are from when I went back the third time. The big piles of rubble are no longer there and more houses have fences around them that are destined to be demolished. I will probably end up going back a few more times to see how things are progressing.

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


Why Manakins Should Wear Underwear

Wellingtons wind at work again…

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


RIP Blanket Man Ben Hana

Last Sunday Blanket Man (Ben Hana) died in the Wellington Hospital. Blanket Man spent the last 10 years living on the street in Wellington wearing nothing but a loincloth and an old blanket. If you have ever been to Wellington and walked along Courtenay Place you would have seen him. The memorial that has sprung up where he used to sit is nothing short of amazing, unfortunatley it is getting taken down/cleaned up on Tuesday as the city gets ready to host the Rugby 7’s in a couple of weeks.

As a street photographer I walked past him more times than I could count and always got a nod of acknowledgment… I tended to not take his photo and respect what he was doing (Wellington is too small a place to piss off anyone living on the street by shoving a camera in their face) so the only images I have of him are from a long way away or when he was asleep 🙂

Walking along Courtenay place will seem empty without him…

Rest In Peace

Here is one of the shots I did have of him…

 

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

 


Electric Busker

I usually don’t take images of buskers unless I give them money but this one was too good to miss 🙂 Will have to track them down and give them a copy…

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


Abandoned Service Station

Spotted this while driving round Upper Hutt a week or so ago. The amusing thing with this shot for me was that when we pulled up I parked directly opposite  with the plan of using the car for a tripod. Unfortunately the car was too close and since I only wanted to move it a couple of metres I got Fergus (Cunningvision)to take the handbrake off and pushed it back. Just as I was doing this a kid walked past and gave me a WTF kind of look 🙂 I guess i was pushing the car away form the petrol station 🙂

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


Sleeper On Cuba

With the weather being occasionally nice the sleepers come out of the woodwork… Its amazing what they can sleep through since there was a busker not more than 50 metres away getting the crowd to clap along and generally being noisy.

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