Posts tagged “graffiti

Empty

Art on the wall and all that is left is empties…

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


Giraffe

Giraffe by the hospital in Newtown

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


Abandoned School

Last weekend Fergus AKA Cunningvision took me to an abandoned school out by where he lives. Lets just say I wasn’t expecting the school to be quite as large and run down as it was… In short it was way cooler than I was expecting 🙂

Apparently it used to be part of Hutt Valley High School but hasn’t been used in quite a while… Must go back again…

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


Graffiti Spacing Fail

Spotted this on the bus shelter by the Northland Tunnel. It wasn’t the best time of day for taking this image but lucky I did since it had been painted out by the council the next day.

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


Half Frame Architecture. Part 1

Some half frame shots from a couple of weekends ago. It definitely takes a while to get through 72 frames on a half frame camera, even when shooting a fair few multi panos like these.


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


Cops With Spray Cans? WTF?

I spotted this in Leftbank Mall earlier in the week… Apparently the police are looking for new ways to recruit people.

Um isn’t this kind of illegal? Maybe they got permission?

To me this just evokes images of a couple of uniformed cops with spray cans and stencils looking shifty… possibly one on lookout while the other puts up the stencil… both jumping at the sound of any passerby…

The old guy looking in the window was just a bonus…

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


Street Art: Girl With Giant Moths

Saw this awesome piece of street art on Vivian Street and had to take a shot. Unfortunately it was on the other side of a chain link fence so didn’t quite get the angle I wanted.

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


Fort Balance Retrospective

On the front of Fridays Dominion Post there was an article about the military wanting to sell off the land that a number of the historic fortresses are on. A few years ago I decided to go and investigate all of the old forts and battlements around Wellington and found this one while looking for something else… I think these were taken around 2008… I have kept meaning to try and get actual permission to go back since this one and a couple of others are on Military land but have never got round to it… Possibly because I have no idea where to ask 🙂

Here are some shots of Fort Balance which was built in the 1880s. There is a good article HERE which details most of the history of the fort.

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, ISO 200.


Pulic Ownership?

I think someone may need to learn to spell… I Googled it just in case there was some hidden meaning I was missing…But no just a misspelling 🙂

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


Googlie Eyed Squid

The eyes were a nice addition… I wonder if they were added by the artist or someone else?

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


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.


Happy 20th Isobel and Sleeper

I have been trying to get an image of this piece of graffiti for about a week  (it’s gone now) but with the light I hadn’t had any luck with framing it up. Saturday I noticed this sleeper but when I first saw him there were a whole bunch of people drinking next to him who I thought might be his friends so I decided not to shoot it since drunk friends usually take an exception to people taking images of their passed out comrades.

I went round the block and came back to find the so-called friends just leaving so managed to get this shot. I could have got closer but liked this composition best as it incorporated a piece of graffiti (now gone) as well as the sleeper themselves.

I have no idea who Isobel is…

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


Smile

Smile during shop hours 🙂

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


A Couple Of Graffiti Artists At Work

Spotted these guys while wandering around in the weekend..

 

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


Mushrooms

Mushrooms spring up in the most unusual places…

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


A Bit of Bloggers Block

Brain no work…Hopefully back in brainpan tomorrow

Rolleiflex 2.8 E


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.


Painting With Light

Its been a while since I have done any light painting so when Fergus and I were out shooting the other night I spotted this cool piece of art and decided to give it a bit of light treatment.

Unfortunately the Rollei lens wasn’t quite wide enough to catch the whole mural but I have some shots with a 19mm Lens on my F5 which should give quite a bit more angle.

Test shot on digital

Shot on Rollei

Colour Image: Nikon D70s, 19-35mm Lens, ISO 200. f16 @ 15 Seconds

Black and White Image: Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.  f16 @ 30 Seconds


Protest In Manners Mall

This protest has been going on since it was announced that there was going to be a bus road put through the previously pedestrian Manners Mall… With only 5 days before buses are going through it I am getting as many images of the area as I can before it changes.

At one point the protestor was arrested for smashing up the road with a sledge hammer… I missed that one dang it!

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film, 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.


Skulls

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

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film.


Broken Laptop Revisited

Another shot of the broken laptop (original here)

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


More Knitting Graffiti

More knitting graffiti seen this time in the Leftbank Mall off Cuba Street.

No someone didn’t lose a scarf it was definitely knitted on to the post.

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