Darwins mailbox

So does it ‘ding’ when you get mail/your tv dinner is ready?

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shot in the far north (5DmkIII and Zeiss Distagon 21mm ZE lens)

Junk Store Shopping

On my way north I of course kept an eye out for any likely junk stores… First success was in New Plymouth – there was a big pile of old horse harnesses & stuff, so I hunted through & selected the most jangly bit & stirrups & got them for not very much at all… I dont have any projects with a horse in them, but sooner or later…

Hosebit

Next stop was a junk store called Arkwrights in Dargaville… quick hunt through old vinyl found a few gems…

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Who wouldnt want to scratch on some mortars or a pneumatic riveting hammer?

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VinylSpirituals

Checked out of the Hastings public library once, travelled to Dargaville & ain’t never going back..

VinylCat

I really, really, really hoped this LP was just cat purring for 60 minutes… it wasn’t…

Hokusai

Most prints you find in junk stores are of the dreadfully kitsch variety… nice to find an old Hokusai print for $2 – its probably been sitting there for years, waiting for me to find it…

 

My kind of commute

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beautifully surreal driving along a beach at 90kmph – have to avoid looking in the rear view mirror too much because it is so freaking beautiful… blasted along about 50km of 90 Mile Beach, on the way back from Cape Reinga… Got back to Apihara just in time to shoot Wreck #11 at low tide, along with some help from local kids… love #NZ!
(quick shot with iPhone)

in the presence of…

TaneMahuta

visited Tane Mahuta today, the largest ancient Kauri tree in New Zealand…
Tomorrow heading up 90 mile beach to Cape Reinga, northern most part of NZ

 

My playground

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my playground = a swing + six mics

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shot/recording at Keddle house, Anawhata…

Keddle House

My new favourite place – Keddle House at Anawhata! No cell phone coverage, or internet or power (!?) but breathtaking views & the constant presence of the ocean… this photo was taken from right outside the lounge…

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shot with Canon 5DmkIII and Zeiss Distagon 21mm lens

Surrealist fencing…

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shot at Bethells at dusk – Canon 5DmkIII and Zeiss Distagon 21mm lens