Posts Tagged ‘documentary photography’

Secondhand Shop in Prague

24/03/2017

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Rising in Sydney

26/02/2017

Rising in Sydney

Delightful Second Hand Shop

26/01/2017

Delightful Second Hand Shop

Found some great treasures here during a stroll around Amsterdam one afternoon.

Almost Christmas

27/11/2016

Almost Christmas

Of Roofs and Terraces – Florence

29/10/2015

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Sanctuary continued

23/03/2014

A few more images from the Asylum/Sanctuary assignment.

Sanctuary 2
Practicing narrow (or shallow) depth of field with an aperture of F5.

Sanctuary 2
Another one where I practiced narrow (shallow) depth of field. There were low light conditions, and my focal length was 135mm and F5.6 was the maximum aperture my lens would allow.

Sanctuary 2
In this image I like the framing and the soft colours. All in all it was a very good assignment to start us off with and to allow us to practice some techniques. Photos were taken with a Canon EOS D550, with an 18-135mm lens F3.5-F5.6. The lens suited me fine, except in low light situations with a long focal length where it would not go below F5.6.

Sanctuary

07/03/2014

In the first year of the Bachelor’s degree we had an assignment called Asylum/Sanctuary. We had to choose one or the other, and then find a place which represented our choice, so we could practice our newly learnt technical skills. I chose Sanctuary and went to a Tibetan Buddhist Centre, which is described as a “peaceful and beautiful oasis in the city”. It was indeed very peaceful and quiet with lots of native pukeko’s walking around the grounds. 

Pukeko
This is one of the Pukeko’s and for this one and the next photo
I practiced “panning”. It did not quite work, because both subjects have blurry feet, but it was a good start.

Robes

Prayer Wheel

For this last image of the prayer wheel I practiced showing movement, whereby the subject is blurry and the background stays in focus. My settings were 1/6, F3.5 and ISO 100 and I did not have a tripod with me, which would have been better with such a slow shutter speed.
I could have easily used a higher ISO setting, so that I could have used a smaller aperture to get the background more in focus.

Still, I enjoy looking back at these images and that’s why I am posting them!

 

Wynyard Quarter Exhibition (part 2)

02/09/2013

In my post of 2 August 2013, I talked about the exhibition at and about the Wynyard Quarter. The show has now closed, and I am happy to post some images of the work inside the blue container.

A Second Wind

Photos from my book “A Second Wind”, about the coal fired steam tug “The Daldy”, which was also exhibited.

Wynyard Quarter

The two photos on the left were taken by me in the fast-changing Wynyard Quarter. For the first one I was standing on top of one of the old silos and I spotted a young girl holding balloons and wearing a helmet, which seemed quite peculiar. The one next to it is my impression of “The Cloud”, a multi-purpose event venue built in 2011. The two photos on the right were taken by Ruth Ames also in the Wynyard Quarter.

Ruth Ames

These three images are also work by Ruth Ames, who documented the changes happening in Daldy Street.

Sonya Roussina

“Cynthia” is a series by Sonya Roussina, which shows Cynthia, who is a regular visitor to the Wynyard Quarter piano.

Wynyard Quarter Exhibition

Great to see people enjoying our work! For a better look at the images, please visit my website.

Wynyard Quarter Exhibition

02/08/2013

Entering and participating in the Waterfront Auckland Photography competition has resulted in a chance to exhibit my work alongside two other participants: Ruth Ames and Sonya Roussina. The Wynyard Quarter is a fast developing area on the Auckland Waterfront and with my interest in documentary photography and combining the present with the past, this is a perfect area for a project. With the help of a very kind man’s historical photographs I created a book called: A Second Wind. It features images of the steam tug “William C. Daldy” (The Daldy in short). The Daldy retired in 1977 after 41 years of service as one of the last coal fired tugs in the world. Now The Daldy operates as a working museum, see The Daldy for more information. Apart from documentary images, we also entered a few standalone images.

The official opening is today and the show is on until 19 August 2013. It was an interesting process setting it all up in a container! For more info please click on: Waterfront News. More images to follow soon.

Wynyard Quarter

Vivian Maier

09/06/2012

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer. Her story is an intriguing one, and her candid, and often humorous photographs inspire and move me greatly. The PDF Vivian Maier, which I created, shows some of her images featuring legs. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

For more information about this interesting woman, and to see her images, please visit:

http://www.vivianmaier.com/about-vivian-maier/

New York Times Lens Blog – “New Street Photography, 60 Years Old” by David W. Dunlap – 7 January 2011.

New York Times Lens Blog – “Vivian Maier: Better and Better” by Kerry MacDonald – 16 February 2012

Chicago Mag.com “The Life and Work of Street Photographer Vivian Maier” by Nora O. Donnell


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