“The Alley”

More Alley… Before And After.

I was cleaning out some stuff on my computer last night when I came across the top image of the Alley from last year. It was almost from the exact same viewpoint as one of the shots from the post on Wednesday so here they go side by side (or one above the other).

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

Alley Revisited

I was walking past “The Alley” the other week and I noticed that the gate was open… Sweet… So here goes some shots from inside my favorite Ally after it has been painted entirely white and boring… with a few embellishments and on the bonus side it didn’t smell of urine like it used to 🙂

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

Homage To The Alley

As I have mentioned a couple of days ago this Alley has been gated off and the graffiti painted over. A friend sent me THIS ARTICLE which says the whys and hows. I have to say the whys are pretty dumb…

Anyway here goes some shots from the last couple of years…


Lots of different Cameras and Lenses and Stuff and Things

Death Of An Alley

So for those of you who read this blog regularly (you know who you are) will know that this alley is a source of great photographic material and indeed has its own category. The graffiti changes on a weekly basis and small installations of broken things crop up to be photographed before disappearing hours later.

Well I guess someone got annoyed at the above coolness and possibly the rank smell of urine and empty paint cans which wasn’t so cool and has put up and padlocked gates at either end 😦

Oh Well RIP The Alley…

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

Flowers in The Alley

A lovely bunch of dying flowers left in the Alley amidst the discarded spray cans and empty bottles…

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

A Couple of Half Frame Sequences

Another couple of sequence shots from the loaner Canon Demi Half Frame Camera.

They are both off the first roll I put through it where I stuffed up which way to shoot and had to turn the images in Photoshop…Hence the weird light leaks don’t match up…

I think the person in the first one makes the shot… but that’s just me 🙂


Canon Demi, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.

It Must Have Been Cold

It must have been a cold night in the Alley…. Not sure how the heating would have helped but you never know…

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

More Knitting Grafitti

The Knitters have been at it again…

The gate on the Alley was replaced this week so this one is no longer there.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film.


Seen at the entrance of “The Alley” just off Leftbank

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film.

Alley Installation

Spotted a couple of people putting up some sort of art piece in the Leftbank Alley so clicked off this shot.

Went back the next day to see what it was but it was pretty much destroyed.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film

More Alley

OK so I probably spend too much time here but this alley keeps producing stuff for me to photograph.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film.

Teddy Had a Hard Night

This bear looks like he has had a hard night out on the town.

Found in favourite alley off Leftbank Mall.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji 400H Film

Guy Taking Photo In Alley

Not that I’m territorial or anything but caught this guy taking photos in my favourite alley off Leftbank Mall in Wellington…

I asked if he minded if I took his picture and he must have miss-heard me cause he started to move his stuff out of my way so I had to explain that I wanted him to be in the picture.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film.

Broken Laptop Revisited

Another shot of the broken laptop (original here)

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.4, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film


Broken laptop in alley off Leftbank Mall

Rollieflex 2.8E, 80mm f2.8 Carl Zeiss Lens, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO film

Knitting Gaffiti is Cool

Seen at my favourite graffiti alley off Leftbank in Wellington

Graffiti and Flowers

Random flowers mixed in with empty spray can, beer bottle and downpipe.

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford HP5 400 ISO Film


Collaboration with Dining With Gunz

Amusing because both of us were thinking of doing this but neither of us wanted to ask the other.

Hopefully there will be more collaboratons in the future.

Light Graffiti

Test shot for Portrait sometime (model in foreground right)

Nikon D70s ISO 200 F22 66secs with 10W torch and lots of running up and down