Posts tagged “leftbank


Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time… Walking past someones photo shoot in the back of Leftbank Mall.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, 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.

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.

Another Sleeper And A Poll

Yet another shot of a sleeper from last weekend… I think this one may be my favorite so far.

Also below is a poll to see which suggestion would be best for renaming the “sleeper” category…Take a few seconds and help me out 🙂

Will do a Homage to Sleepers next week with the poll results…

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

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.

Baby Factory Delivery Door

Um so this is where they deliver the babies?

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.

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.

Nodal Ninja 360 Degree Panoramic Images

Wow! That title is a bit of a mouthful.

This week I have had the fun experience of borrowing a Nodal Ninja (or as Amanda calls it a “Noodle Ninja”)

For those of you who don’t know what this is… It’s basically a device that enables you to pivot around the absolute centre of your lens when you are taking images to stitch together.

unfortunately WordPress doesn’t display these too well since they are really wide, but you get the idea…

All the below images are made up of 22 images stitched together with Photoshop.

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, Nodal Ninja, Induro Tripod.


Broken laptop in alley off Leftbank Mall

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

Knitting Gaffiti is Cool

Seen at my favourite graffiti alley off Leftbank in Wellington

Old Car

Old car parked in the loading zone behind the Leftbank Shopping Arcade.

It seems to turn up every now and then with a band playing on the back of it.

Nikon F5, Tokina 19-35mm lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film

Zombies and Wookies

Not usually seen togeather… Can wookies actually become Zombies? Were these infact Zombie Wookies?

Must have been the Rugby Sevens

Nikon F5 ,50mm f1.8, Ilford Delta 400 ISO film

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

Hijacked and Amusing Signs

Mind Your Step Because you’re Drunk 🙂

Nice… Even has punctuation.  Found in Leftbank Arcade off Cuba Street, Wellington.

Sounds like good advice

Not sure if this one is hijacked or just amusing

That signs got Ears? Beware Ears Ahead?

Found Victoria Street, Wellington