It may not look it, but there’s waves beyond that there jagged rock. Good waves too, and judging by the casual yet confident march of this surfer I’m sure he already knows.
Spoilt for choice – the photographer on the beach became the photographer’s choice.
Murwillumbah night sky.
You can’t visit Murbah without seeing the majestic cloud catcher; just ask Aunty Carol.
Sunset. Murwillumbah. Mt Warning with its head in the clouds. Such a special place and a special time together.
Getting up early on a foggy morning paid off; for once the top of the mountain was visible. The rest of it, maybe not so much…
Our week 31 theme is: Style…
This girl, this sparkly little firecracker, born 9 weeks early and weighing less than 3 pounds, is finally FOUR YEARS OLD, she’ll tell you, holding up four fingers with dextrous precision, clearly practiced. PAW PATROL, she said, when I asked her what kind of cake she’d like.While she’s been becoming her, I have been becoming me too, in lots of ways. Four years is a long time; her whole life and my mid-late twenties. Yikes. I love her so much. We all do. Can you tell?…
How could I have free choice and not choose the cutest pup around? This is Ziggy warily eyeing the camera, she better get used to it because she’s going to see plenty of it.
Auckland at Night.
Important Hobbit matters on a sunny morning in downtown Hobbiton.
This week I had an idea for my shot, but no idea how to execute it – until, that is, the photo shoot today when I got to work with Chase (dancer, model, actor). I saw an opportunity and he was more than willing to help me out.
Photographer’s choice for me is about showing something of what I’m doing in this creative medium; how I’m progressing, what I’m learning, and where I might be going. So this is perhaps a slightly risky choice, but it’s the right one I think. You see, I’ve started photographing people recently. It’s something I always wanted to do, but my natural shyness and reservedness makes it tricky. But I’m getting over that discomfort. And through that process, I’m learning new things about photography, and I guess about myself too. And it’s been a while since I’ve felt so excited about where this camera-related journey might go, and what challenges might still lie ahead. So for now, I’m reaching, stretching, learning…
Our week 21 theme is: Play.
Someone lovely whose photo I have never taken before and would like to take again.
It was the big arrow that got my attention, yelling at me from across the street “THIS WAY… OVER HERE!” I wasn’t sure what it was pointing to. Then as I got closer it lowered its voice as if in secret and said “There’s a photo here somewhere”. I had no reason to distrust my new pointy friend so I lifted the camera and pressed the button.
When I questioned the theme of Photographer’s choice, while being away from home for the week, my sister’s advice was take a photo of something I wouldn’t find at home. So obviously I chose Mt Warning as my model! The iconic cane fields provide a natural frame to this special place.
My partner is puzzling over what to bid next – the bidding so far 1H, 2D, 2H, 2S, 3H, 3NT, Pass.
What does it all mean?
What should she bid?
Probably not the best footwear to be go jumping in puddles with.
Lincoln’s beautiful eyelashes caught my attention one day last week when I was visiting and I was thrilled that I managed to catch him in a rare quiet moment (given that when I asked if I could take his photo he said ‘nope’ and wandered off).
Lately I’ve had cause to be trawling back through my old images. I dusted off the old hard drive, plugged it in, and took a trip back to other times, other places. I fixed on a whole body of work that I did back in 2007, for my first solo exhibition, which was all skies and glorious clouds and calm water. I decided to get back to that style, back to where this all began for me. Luckily, Port Phillip Bay was happy to oblige (although it did take the ship a little while to edge into position)…
Our week 11 theme is: black and white…