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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.

Circumnavigating the keel of Te Waka a Māui

Circumnavigating the keel of Te Waka a Māui

  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 […]

Wandering in a daze-entering via the exit door.

Wandering in a daze-entering via the exit door.

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 […]

Of Spiders and Diamonds

Of Spiders and Diamonds

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 […]

Of Silence and Angels

Of Silence and Angels

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 […]

Of Jessie, Maude and Connie

Of Jessie, Maude and Connie

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 […]

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