Posts tagged “book



Petone Beach


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




New book came in the post today and had to be saved from the letter box due to heavy rain.

This is my first step into researching Wet Plate Collodion photography 🙂


Book Sale

Book sales are great for taking shots on a Rollei. For a start everyone is looking at books and then with Rollei you are also looking down so people just assume you are also looking at books 🙂

Usually they are not so well lit though…

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

Bus Waiting

Bus station walk-by.

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

Book Reader

Oh to have the time to sit in the sun and read a book…

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

On Cuba Street

On Cuba Street a couple of weeks ago…

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

Book Finished

I finally got through the writers block that had been holding up my book project… And now its done.

You can grab a preview HERE

I have only ordered a couple to see what they are like but hanging out… Will put up some shots when they come in 🙂

It must be time to develop some film again and get this show back on the road!

Blog Neglect And Book Project

OK I don’t know about neglect but I don’t seem to be quite as regular as the last year and a half or so…

I have, however, been concentrating on producing a small self published book using Blurb Books… With the American dollar being so low against the New Zealand dollar (something like $1 NZ equals 87c US) it means that a & inch x 7 inch softcover book with up to 40 pages is only something like $20 NZ and that’s with a paper upgrade.

This is going to be a bit of a test to see how it looks and I will probably get a softcover and a hardcover to see what they are like…

The images below are a couple of pages… They are all double page spreads and the red dotted lines are where they will be cut so that there will be no grey border and the right hand image will bleed right to the edge…

I still don’t have a title… I kind of wanted something that incorporated the word “Halide” (not necessarily Dark Halide) but could also mention  all the image being taken in Wellington and on a Rolleiflex  and should also contain something about Street Photography… Arrrrrrrggggg….. That makes my head hurt just thinking about it…

Any Suggestions?

Second Hand Book Sale

Last weekend as I was walking along the waterfront I noticed that the rowing club was having a book sale and it started in a couple of minutes… Now I love books so I thought this would be a good opportunity to see if they had anything I wanted as well as get some shots of people looking at books.

If you have ever been to a second-hand book sale right as it starts you know what a chaotic place it is as everyone tries to scan through the books before anyone else to get the best books. This pretty much meant that after the first minute of looking for books I was pretty much invisible when I started taking images as everyone there was focused on the books… Invisible is Awesome!

It was upstairs and the sun was still pretty low in the sky so it made for great lighting.

I didn’t end up getting any books but the images were great 🙂

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

Book Pusher

Not sure what religion they were pushing (when you only have 5 -10 min a day to get some shots you just don’t have time) but I like the way the guys body language is turned for a quick get away.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film.

Fatherhood Friday 11: We like books… Sometimes to Eat.

Colds,colds,colds, colds with a slight outlook for COLDS! Will they ever go away? Even the weather has taken a steep dive towards winter.

At breakfast this morning we sound like a household of chain smokers with pretty much everyone having a cough of some sort.

Emily: With all the bad weather we havent been able to get out and have a run round much this week so even with a cold Emily still has energy to burn.

Emily said something Hilarious earlier this week, but I forgot to write it down, and when I asked Amanda what it was she looked kinda annoyed and wouldn’t tell me so I’m assuming it was partly to do with her. Hopefully my brain will kick into gear and spit it out later on.

Samantha: Favorite place to be this week has been sitting in front of the book shelf looking at books, pulling washing of the clothes dryer and staring out the window at birds.

Has reverted back to waking up every other hour at night so we are waiting for her to get a bit better before having to “break” her sleeping habits again.

New word for the week: “ook”

“Must get more ooks!”

“Im sure there are more “ooks” in here somewhere…Wait?… is that a lion?”

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, ISO 200, Nikon Sb80DX Speedlite.  f4.5 at 1/30th second with Speedlite at full power bounced off the ceiling.

Goldilocks, Princesses and the Three Lions… The Full Book

This is a book me and Emily (3 years old) made. Emily put things where she wanted them and then said what had to be written on each page and I took the images.