The Colour of Sky

It’s a beautiful piece of coastline. Stoney beaches, caves and rocks with holes big enough to walk through. Cliffs sparsely dotted with trees clinging to the gravelly undergrowth, bent and twisted into the shaped by the prevailing winds that mould them. As a kid, I sat in this very same spot, amongst the trees looking …

So much to do

All the time. But I still have to have fun. Storm. Heres an old school double exposure. Took some First Nation friends for a walk up Ōtaki Forks. They were here for Maoriland Film Festival which was fantastic. It gets better every year. Writing always takes time.

Tonga

I was really lucky to spend some time in Tonga. A team of film makers and a very small crew went to help make three short films. Tongan stories the Tongan way. Loved it. 12 hour days in 30 degree heat then swimming, local food and beer. Couldn't ask for a better gig.  My new …

Kāhu

Was really lucky  this week. The final shots for the movie The Pā Boys involved filming a Kaahu, a beautiful bird that you don't get much chance of seeing up close. Found that out as we chased several around the Bay of Plenty and East Coast landscape without much luck. They are common (as opposed …

Christmas set

It's beautiful this past week. Tropical, hotter than I can remember for this time of year. Had a great, relaxing Christmas. Hope you all do too. This paddle boarder is on to a good thing. So are we! Christmas Day sunset at Paekakariki

Bomb

On the first day of shooting the film The Strength of Water this car came driving along the road. I thought it was a prop or part of the movie. But no, it was a local on his way to go fishing haha. Note the exhaust pipe attached directly to the motor. So water doesn't …

Film Set

I'm building a 'Film' gallery for my site. Have had many roles on film sets but the 'stills photographer' is by far the best. Real fun looking through the collection I have. And of course many stories that go with each shot. This is actor Jim Moriarty (left) and me waiting for dinner on location of …