Posts tagged “protest

GCSB Bill Protest Wellington Part 3… The Final

Last post from the GCSB protest on last weekend in Wellington.

These ones were taken on a Nikon FG20 which I bought from an Op Shop for $35. The film is also 8 years expired which gives it a bit of flaring and blocking out of the blacks.

I quite liked the effect as its not your usual super sharp, super well exposed documentary photos we are use to seeing.












GCSB-Protest-17Nikon FG20, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 100 ISO Film (Expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner.










GCSB Bill Protest Wellington Part 2

The second bunch of images from the protest in the weekend.




GCSBProtest-6Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.



GCSB Bill Protest Wellington

Well it looks like its been a while since I have posted anything…

I went to the GCSB Protest in Wellington last Saturday along with my trusty Rolleiflex 🙂 Only just started scanning the shots today and so far this one stands out…

In hindsight it is a bit weird that I went to a protest about being watched and listened in on… Street photographer and all 🙂

GCSB Bill ProtestRolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

State Asset Sales Protest Cuba Street Wellington 2012

Protest held in Cuba Street Wellington to protest against the government selling off state owned assets.

See the image that Fraser Crichton took HERE

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

Occupy Wellington Again

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.

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

One Of “Those” Days And A Protest

It turned out to be one of “Those” days.

As I was wandering to Photo Warehouse to get some more film I came across this protest against Burma’s treatment of the Kachin and other minorities, not in itself a bad thing, however I only had 3 shots left.

After finishing these 3 shots I continued on, missing at least 1 more shot since I didn’t have any film, and bought another couple of rolls.

While loading the first roll I managed to reload the roll which I had just taken out, which jammed in the camera and had to be taken out in a dark-box.

Later in the day while I was developing that roll I noticed that it had suffered a couple of creases from being reloaded which I have very badly burned in using Photoshop.

And then to top it all off the image that I was really looking forward to of the little girl sitting on the steps… Yup she blinked 🙂

Sometime shit happens

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

Slut Walk Wellington 2011

On Saturday I endeavored to go and photograph the Wellington Slut Walk. It started at 2 at Waitangi Park… simple enough… Unfortunately as one part of my brain said Waitangi Park the rest of my brain said Frank Kits Park. So I was wandering round going “where is everyone?” and met up with a friend who said he was going to Waitangi Park to photograph the Slut Walk (at this point I’m still hearing Frank Kits Park). So we wander past Frank Kits park and through Civic Square and head along Cuba Street and onto Courtenay Place towards Waitangi park… Halfway there I decide to head back to Frank Kits Park cause that’s where my brain tells me to go… Greg must have thought I was being weird 🙂

Anyway I got back to Frank Kits and of course no-one was there so I wandered round town aimlessly and just as I was heading back to the car I noticed a gathering of people on the steps above Civic Square… I had missed the walk but got to hear the speeches etc… Not the best place to take images, the walk would have been better but you take what you can get.

I’m currently looking for a new brain where the left and right sides don’t get confused while communicating with each other so if you know where to find one going cheap let me know 🙂

You can get more information on the Slut Walk HERE


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

In Your Face

This was one of those times where I had been wandering round for a couple of hours and only taken maybe two shots all day… I was just heading back to my car to head home when I spotted this shot. I’m not sure if they were protesting or waiting to protest or what the story was…

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

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

S and S Bill Protest

This is the rest of the shots from the protest against the new Search and Surveillance Bill currently going through parliament.

I have to say that it was quite challenging walking backwards while focusing and checking exposure with the Rollei and the F5 would have been a lot easier to use… but shoot what you got and Rollei it was. Didnt think they came out too bad.

It was slightly ironic that I was taking pictures of people protesting against people being able to take pictures…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film.

Protest Portrait

Managed to take some images of a protest against a new Search and Surveillance Bill on Saturday.

This was my favourite shot of the day.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film

Protest 2

Protest on Cuba Street about prisioners being held at Guantanamo Bay

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