Publicity photo for Sacha’s website and other random things like exhibitions. Check her website HERE and while you are at it go check out her art its pretty damn cool! 🙂
Nikon F5, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film.
Here goes some shots from last weekends shoot with Melissa, Alicia and Renee.
These are from my F5 that was loaded with Ilford Delta 3200 Film and were possibly the only images that really looked like I saw them in my head. I only started using it near the end of the shoot rather than reloading my RZ67 and Rolleiflex.
Sometimes you just cant really beat using film 🙂
Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
When I was looking through my film in the fridge preparing to go away for 4 weeks holiday I noticed one roll had 9 shots off it already (a big 9 was scrawled on the outside of the film cassette). I ended up using the rest of the film a few weeks ago and when I got it developed I found some picture from the rugby 7’s from maybe 4 years ago.
Anyway here goes a few of them. Gotta love film for getting surprises 🙂
Some shots from a few weeks back at an abandoned factory.
Yay I managed to make my computer work again!
I was just getting my camera out of its bag when these two danced past which is why they aren’t closer… Its been that kind of week 🙂
Make New Stuff With Your Old Stuff
I’ve been playing around with some time lapse stuff lately and all the good looking videos use a movement thing with them…
So I thought “I have lots of photo stuff, I wonder if I can make my own”
Hence the creation below. Its my own custom time lapse movement device. Its made from Tripod, Macro rail, monopod head and a super clamp for a counter balance.
It has a handle in the back that you have to turn manually and its a little jerky but with a bit of practice it might be cool 🙂 The F5 was there because I needed my D90 to shoot this shot.
See below for test video
Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens.
Another shoot with Bev Short for her NZ Tattoo project. This one was using the storeroom in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery here in Wellington as a set and we got to have it for a couple of days so things wouldn’t be too hectic especially since we were basically building a set for the shoot.
The main element of the set was the packing crate which I ended up making (and then destroying). The day I took the finished crate (unbroken) to Bevs we found out that breaking it was going to be a bit problematic. No matter how hard I stomped on the thing it just wouldn’t break, next came the hammer (that was possibly the smallest hammer I have ever seen) and after about 15 minutes it was starting to look a bit more demolished, although I managed to pull a muscle in my shoulder doing it (must be getting old).
Since this shoot was going to be inside over two days I thought it would be fun to set up my D90 as a time lapse camera to show what goes on (the video is done and just getting a custom music track from my friend Ben Capp) and should be up later this week 🙂 Its the entire photoshoot from empty storeroom to empty storeroom in 3 minutes.
The first day was building the set and initial lighting set-up which went pretty smoothly complete with fake dust and occasional issues with light bulbs.
Day two and Gillian Parkinson (model) and Matt Middleton (make-up) turned up which gave me some time to take some shots of everything.
See finished image HERE
Box before destruction
Box after attempted destruction
Box in position on the set.
Bev posing for the time lapse camera
The time lapse camera up above the shoot and looking out to the gallery.
Custom dust placement.
Make-up under scrutiny.
Wood particle placement.
Eye lashes Matt made from peacock feathers.
More costume alterations.
Square Shots: Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
35mm Shots: Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 and 35mm f2 Lenses, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film Pushed to 1600 ISO, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
More old stuff… This was taken at the end of the ACDC concert at the stadium in Wellington.
These two guys were heckling me as I was taking photos… In an amusing way not a bad way 🙂
I haven’t been out shooting much at the moment mostly due to weather and having a cold so I thought I would re-post a picture from a few years ago.
This is one of the first shots I got after I decided to become a street photographer and always carry my camera around with me… After this I was pretty much hooked! 🙂
Today I am heading to a darkroom for 10 hours of printing madness… Wish me luck 🙂
This is a shot I took last time I was there in August 2010… Its been a while.
While you walk past underneath… He watches…
A couple of weeks back Wellington had a “Weather Bomb”, essentially this meant gale force winds and rain, flights were cancelled and the ferries stopped running. Not the sort of weather to take out a Rollei so took out the F5 with a 24mm Lens.
The other week Fergus (Cunningvision) organised to be let into Wellingtons old Fever Hospital/Chest Hospital. There is talk that the SPCA is going to be taking it over and we thought it would be a good opportunity to document it before there were any changes made.
The place is supposed to be haunted and the night after we were there the Strange Occurrences Paranormal Investigation Group spent the night. I have to say that there was an eerie feeling to the place.
I have to say that this is one of the cooler places we have been to photograph and unfortunatley we both had prior arrangements so we couldn’t stay as late as we would have otherwise done.
Re-shoot will be done 🙂
This series was shot at the same time as yesterdays Rollei shots but with a 19-35mm on my Nikon F5. A much wider angle of view than the Rollei but somehow I like the square images better.
This is the second post from the Dragon Boat Festival from the 19th of March (oppps is it really a month since this was on?). This is the day after I was taking photos with the Rolleiflex, I decided to take my Nikon F5 with my 80-200 f2.8 and get a bit closer to the action.
I had scoped out the best position to be the day before and just before the first race I went down under the bridge onto a floating pier and lined myself up with the middle of the only lane close enough to shoot down. Amusingly about a minute after I was in place one of the Dominion Post photographers came along… He stood on one side of me… Then the other side…Then back to the first side… At this point I was grinning like the Cheshire Cat (yes I have just finished reading Alice in Wonderland to Emily) as he stood beside me with his 500mm telephoto cause Id snaked his spot (small things amuse me).
I just noticed as I was putting this post together that the girls on the bridge in image Dragon Boat 4 are the same girls in their bot in image Dragon Boat 7 and 8… Weird.
I haven’t posted any images of cemeteries for a while, having been concentrating more on street photography, so here goes a couple of shots from two different walks.
I really like the Bokeh in the first image…
The second image is from a roll I took with an extension tube and a 50mm lens with the purpose of getting images of textures and things that would be good to use with blending layers etc… Since I took it I haven’t had much motivation to sit in front of my computer much so maybe I will get round to it one day…
Bottom Image: Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 and PK-12 Extension Tube, HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
Triathlon in Wellington on the 12th of March… Amusingly this was being run in the harbor in the midst of a tsunami alert throughout the Pacific. Although the risk was relatively low and the event would be finished before the tsunami would have hit it still made me smile 🙂 especially when I asked one of the lifeguards about it and got back the typical kiwi reply of “she’ll be right”
It would have been nice once again to have my 80-200 f2.8 but thems the breaks since I wasnt really expecting to shoot at a triathlon…
Film is great for surprises… I didn’t notice what was going on in this image until I was just about to post it with the set of images from the Performance Arcade from a couple of weeks ago.
So what is happening in this image?… Really I have no idea… Anyone want to have a guess?
Spotted these feet just chillin out…
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…
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…
Mushrooms spring up in the most unusual places…