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Tena koe.
Welcome to the journal section of the website.
Here you will find news about what is happening in my photographic world,
From time to time I post essays and thoughts on photography, along with trends in the industry and the medium, as I see them.
I also share my image-making process here, from conception to completion.
These are my own thoughts, and your opinions are welcome.
Very welcome.

Walking a gangplank-Letter to Angela

Walking a gangplank-Letter to Angela

  Pōwhiri, Piopiotahi Fujifilm X-H1, XF 16-55/2.8 ISO 200, 1/1000s @ f8     Kia ora Angela: The last time we spoke you asked me where my work was at.  Can I answer this way? Lately I seem to have been walking a tightrope unfastened at one end. Perhaps it is more appropriate to say […]

PŌ Uri- making an art work

PŌ Uri- making an art work

  Pō Uri, Piopiotahi Fujifilm X-H1, XF 16-55/2.8 ISO 1600, 1/280s @f8   “Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything […]

On Significance-a rambling

On Significance-a rambling

      Branches, Otatutahi Samsung Galaxy S8+ ISO 40, 1/1100s @ f1.7   I will admit the header image for this post isn’t much of a picture, however sometimes it is the dry ones, the ones that are so dehydrated it is like eating Weetbix without sugar and milk, which get you to thinking. […]

Finding Goldilocks Pt II--On The Road with the Fujifilm X-H1

Finding Goldilocks Pt II–On The Road with the Fujifilm X-H1

  Ahua, Geikie Snowfield, Franz Josef Glacier Fujifilm X-H1, XF 16-55/2.8 LM WR ISO 200, 1/1600s @ f9       Introduction For a long time, I have heard the “wisdom” that the photography gear you use does not matter, and that it is the 150mm behind the camera which makes the difference. To a […]

Finding Goldilocks-The Fujifilm X-H1

Finding Goldilocks-The Fujifilm X-H1

  Te Wairua O Hokianga Fujifilm X-H1, XF16-55/2.8 ISO 200, 1/1700s @f8   “The intentions of a tool are what it does. A hammer intends to strike, a vise intends to hold fast, a lever intends to lift. They are what it is made for. But sometimes a tool may have other uses that you […]

New Seeing-how I (finally) learned to love the Fujifilm X-T2

New Seeing-how I (finally) learned to love the Fujifilm X-T2

  Ahua, Rawene Fujifilm X-T2, XF 55-200 LM R OIS ISO 200, 20s @f5   Background I don’t do tech posts much anymore, however this time I want to make an exception, because there are things I want to share, not so much why Fujifilm gear is better than any other manufacturer’s equipment, but for […]

Blood in the Water-an Adobe rant

Blood in the Water-an Adobe rant

Delirium I Nikon D810, Sigma 24-105/4 ART ISO64, 1/160s@f8   There is blood in the water and the sharks are circling… And the bloated corpse of the whale, Adobe, is doing little to help itself… And I am thrilled. Let me explain. I use Adobe products because I must. My workflow is a rather complicated […]

Reveille-returning from the outer darkness

Reveille-returning from the outer darkness

Multiple suns, Paponga Nikon D810, Tamron 70-200/2.8 VC Di ISO 64, 1/400s @ f8     “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”  ― Mary Oliver   Kia ora e te whānau: Those of you close to me know that […]

A last post as the earth turns towards the east- a letter to my friends

A last post as the earth turns towards the east- a letter to my friends

  Te Rerenga Wairua Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Shoot data immaterial   Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not […]

Going hybrid

Going hybrid

Hine Moana I X-Pro 2, XF 10-24/4 OIS @ 10mm ISO 200, 1/500s @ f6.4     I am not sure whether this post belongs with the one on the Fujifilm X-Pro 2 or the recent ones on phone photography. Maybe it belongs with both.   Plottings More and more I have been using my […]

Rise of the smartphone (getting with the programme) Part II

Rise of the smartphone (getting with the programme) Part II

Creek, North Hokianga Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Snapseed, Lightroom F=4.3mm, ISO 40, 1/350s @f1.9     “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard   I have always thought of myself as a bit of an early adopter, but the more I think about it, the more I […]

Rise of the smartphone (getting with the programme) Part I

Rise of the smartphone (getting with the programme) Part I

Hayes Engineering works, Oturehua, Central Otago Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Snapseed F=4.3mm, ISO 1000, 1/11s @ f1.9   “You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor  This article is part one of a 2-part article on the rise of the phone as camera. […]

Te Wairua Waima- the making of a work

Te Wairua Waima- the making of a work

Te Wairua Waima Nikon D810,Tamron 70-200/2.8 VC USD ISO 64, 1/640s @ f8 “Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything […]

Learning from the masters

Learning from the masters

Last light, Grace Cottage, Rawene Fujifilm  X100T ISO 640, 1/60s @f8     “Your own photography is never enough. Every photographer who has lasted has depended on other peoples pictures too – photographs that may be public or private, serious or funny but that carry with them a reminder of community.” – Robert Adams   […]

Toroa Diaries- Oct. 2015

Toroa Diaries- Oct. 2015

Wharf, Te Karaka, Hokianga Nikon D810, Sigma 24-105/f4 ART @ 52mm ISO 64, 1/250s @ f8   Kia ora whanau: It has been an extraordinary couple of months. After journeying for a long time, the road brought me to the Hokianga, and an encounter with my tupuna. I finished most of my mahi for Ngai […]

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