Its been a funny year… A couple of weeks back my monitor decided to die on me hence there hasn’t been any posts up for a while but a friend has loaned me one til I can get mine fixed (Cheers Mal!)
What better theme to start back with than another sleeper… Enjoy 🙂
Its getting back to sleeper time of year…
I haven’t had much luck finding sleepers lately, although with the weather warming up I’m pretty sure they will start coming out again… Couldn’t resist this one at the airport 🙂
I went on a train adventure with my girls and a friend in the school holidays and wouldn’t you know it someone fell asleep just across the carriage.
I couldnt resist 🙂
I’ve seen this guy sleep here before… Not sure what the appeal of sleeping on stone under the watchful eye of a stone pig is…
This sleeper came prepared… Great furry sleeping bag!
I haven’t seem many sleepers about recently so and I had to grab this one quickly as a member of staff was hovering nervously in the background who had obviously been told to move this guy on :)… Guess the coffee didn’t work so good.
Quite a busy place to have a nap…
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
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
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 🙂
Its always nice finding sleepers in new places…