A day

I loved the Australian winter and Spring. Cold misty mornings, blue skies, warm and calm days. Then it could change to torrential rain, thunder and lightening. This only happened 3 times in the three months I was there. It was pretty amazing! Beaudesert is about an hour inland from the Gold Coast.

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 …

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 …

The summer migration

Every year we head to Northland for our summer holiday. We go via Tolaga Bay on the East Coast which is a huge trip, generally three days on the road to our final destination. We have a family house/bach in Tolaga where we'd stay for a week or so before heading around the East Coast …

Hawaiki

I made a short video of my trip to Hawai'i earlier this year. I attended the inaugural Deep Waters Film Festival organised by PIC and UH. I didn't get out to the beaches, was much luckier than that. I got to spend my whole time there with locals (Tangata Whenua) enjoying their philosophies, politics and …

Film Making

Been real busy working which, for once has been a lot of fun. I spent a few days up in Anawhata working on a film shoot. What an amazing place. Looking South from Anawhata Isolated but just over an hour from Auckland City. With no traffic. Perfect location for the shoot and a getaway. Amazing …

On the Road

Have traveled a lot this year already. Here and abroad. Hawaii was amazing and is worth a separate blog. Then I went to Whakatane and Tauranga.  In Northland I stayed in Ahipara and in recent weeks had an amazing trip up to Tairua in the Coromandel. Really lucky with my job and it does sound …

New Zealand Calendars in time for xmas

Kia ora, I have some calendars for sale on my RedBubble site. $30 NZ which is cheap if you don't live here haha. There are two, 'Aotearoa' (landscape) and 'Aotearoa Wild' (people) They take a couple of weeks to deliver so will arrive before xmas. I have had photographs in two exhibitions lately. Pataka Museum …