Category : Waharoa
The waharoa is the gateway onto a Māori marae, or meeting place. It is the place where the manuhiri (visitors) are welcomed onto the land.
Here kōrerō (stories) will be told.
Please pass through the waharoa to the taumata, the place where I share my own journey with a camera, and sing the songs of the understandings of the world and of myself which photography gifts me.
All of us who travel the road of our life with a camera have a wonderful friend and guide, to share and comment on who we are.
And why we are.
Clearing Spring Storm, Pipiotahi Fujifilm GFX50r, GF 32-64 R LM WR ISO 200, 1/300s @ f11 I have long come to believe that our life journey is a spiral rather than a linear chronological journey. From time to time we arrive back at a place similar to but not exactly the same […]
Awa/Ngakau, Tai Poutini Fujifilm X-H1, XF 16-55/2.8 LM WR ISO 320, 1/500s @ f8 It is not an easy thing coming back to the place where you grew up. It is not an easy thing to wonder what has changed and how you will feel about it. It is not an […]
Inaianei II Nikon D810, Sigma 25-104/f4 ART ISO 100, 1/320s @ f8 “The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery, is of little worth.” ― Ezra Pound This is the first article of two, offering some thoughts on what is shaping up to be […]
Web in Garden, Ranfurly Fujifilm X-T1, 60/2.4R ISO 200,1/55s@ f2.8 It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel. John Keats Two things were becoming very clear to me, two things which told me it was autumn. Firstly, it was dark […]
Angel, Hamiltons Cemetery, Maniototo Fujifilm X-T1, XF 10-24 f4 ISO 200, 1/640s @ f10 “Within its gates I heard the sound Of winds in cypress caverns caught Of huddling tress that moaned, and sought To whisper what their roots had found. (“A Dream of Fear”)” ― George Sterling, The Thirst of Satan: Poems of Fantasy […]
Roses, Ranfurly Fujifilm X-T1, XF 60/2.4 ISO 200, 1.4s @f16 “I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island “There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do […]