Occupy Wellington Got evicted the other day. It was pretty much going to happen as the city tried to tidy its image for the Rugby 7’s. I missed the actual eviction which was apparently a bit heated but have put together some before and after shots… They aren’t exact since I was doing it completely from memory from a few months ago but you get the idea.
In the 5th shot you can see a guy on a bike talking to the security guard… The same guy is one of the original protestors in the shot below :)… There was no animosity and they were just having a chat.
I like how chilled out Wellington is sometimes 🙂
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
I walked past the Occupy Wellington camp last weekend while on my normal photo wanderings. They are back on the verge of being evicted again with the council trying to clean up the city for the up coming rugby 7’s at the start of February.
The protest has changed a bit from when it started as most of the original activists having left only to be replaced with predominantly homeless people. There has even been accusations of verbal abuse to female passerbys late at night.
It seems that this protest has lost its way a little… But at least it still makes for interesting images 🙂
Just after I took these a massive gust of wind nearly blew them away…Literally.
For the new year I have been trying different styles of street photography. Usually I use the aimless wandering style of street photography which means that you don’t really stop moving and capture whatever happens in front of you, this method is great for when I have Samantha in the backpack because she gets bored if I stand still too long. Over Christmas I have had a few opportunities to go out by myself and have been doing a bit of camping in one spot and waiting for something to happen… These shots were basically done by standing in the middle of the footpath without moving for about 5 minutes 🙂
These are of the Occupy Wellington board which stated that the city council was evicting them from where they are located on the 4th on January… As far as I know they are still there
Spotted this guy taking a shot of the back of the Occupy Wellington tent site (at least that’s what I think he was taking)
Some shots from the Occupy Wellington Protest… These were pretty early on and seem to have gotten much bigger as the week has gone on…