Wednesday, December 17, 2014

beaded cheetah


One of my favourites in the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition is this hand-beaded cheetah pelt evening dress. I'm impressed by the craftsmanship and attention to detail. Check out the claws in the photo. It looked so real, that I had to take a closer look.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


A quick trip across the ditch to Melbourne to visit family and go to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Great trip. The exhibition was well worth seeing. It was a wonderful journey of Gaultiers design work. These photos were taken with my Olympus point n shoot compact camera. The lighting was great for taking photos. Wish I'd taken my big camera...

Monday, December 8, 2014

keeping it retro

I'm regularly taking photos of retro items for our Retrovision shop and getting used to the Canon that I posted about last time. The photography space in our shop is tiny and I'm often squashed up against other furniture to take photos..

On the weekend I went to a wedding held at Castaways Resort, Waiuku. I observed a wedding photographer at work. Taking wedding photos for a living is tough. As a creative person I would struggle to meet another persons vision and expectations so wedding photography is not for me. I'll stick to taking photos of things that personally interest me - yep, keeping it retro!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Canon 700d


Recently Miss 18 won a fashion design competition for young designers and a Canon EOS 700d was part of her prize package which she kindly gifted to me. Up till now I've only used Nikon camera gear. I'm happy to report that the 700d is a great camera. It's very similar to the Nikon D5200 -  I'm impressed by the shallow depth of field aspect on the Canon. Here's some random unedited shots from our most recent trip to our bach in Kennedy Bay...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

retrovision style

our Retrovision store is buzzing along with a lot of great retro things finding new homes. The bedsides are upcycled repurposed units from our workshop. Whereas the all original retro sofa was a find that deserved a second life. I love taking photos of retro furniture. The gleam of the wood features and the textures and colours interest me a lot. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

more orange

more photos from the orange colour study that I did last month. With major AMETI road works taking place in Panmure, there is an abundance of the colour orange everywhere - street signs, road cones, plastic mesh etc.

Friday, September 12, 2014

start skipping

This photo was taken at Miss 7s school where she participated in the skip off. Here she is waiting  anxiously for the buzzer to go off so that she can start skipping.