Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Brit...CloseUp

Quite weird trying out a lens for the first time. This is a lens from, like...the the 1960's, so it is very NON user friendly. It's rather hard to work with...BUT when you couple a Leica 90mm with an M9, you get some cool results, as it is not as sharp as modern lenses ! Love these images. Brittany.



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cool Places...The Lunchroom

I just stumbled across this place. I was waiting at the lights, and I looked up and saw people eating on the first floor, and I thought, that's the first floor of the ANZ bank! Whats happening up there!? So after a while I found the entrance (took a while), and then went up to find that it opened out onto a beautiful Downtown cafe, making fantastic use of the CBD vista, with a bright inviting atmosphere, and fantastic Kokako coffee. It's my pick for one of the best cafe's in Auckland. Go and have a lunch. It's called The Lunchroom. 








Monday, June 22, 2015

Whats Cool...Deadly Ponies 2015


Where'd I get my bag? Deadly Ponies of course. It is no easy thing trying to find a bag for a man. And heck I’ve tried. I have been searching for a chic, everyday, and preferably locally made bag for some time, but they’ve never suited my needs of carrying my daily notes, some gym gear, and my ever present camera. The truth be told it’s been bloody impossible. And I’m quite fussy about the type of leather and detailing.

Well I’ve found it. And I’ll post an image of my new bag sometime soon, but enter the debut range of Men’s bags by Deadly Ponies. Under the careful and restrained eye of Creative Director Liam Bowden, Deadly Ponies have launched a Men’s collection and a set of bags that you’d be proud of getting around any town in: Auckland, Sydney, Wellington – or on an excursion to Tokyo, or wandering the chic hubs of Europe. International styling with a New Zealand twist; something that Deadly Ponies have become increasingly adept at. They work closely with a Timaru based company called NZ Light Leathers, and they work also with deer nappa. Sustainability seems to be a coverall catch phrase these days, but there is every reason to suggest that Deadly Ponies are committed that aesthetic.

Each style is named after a comic book hero, whether it be the Comet Satchel, the Zorro Briefcase or the Ranger Rucksack. And of course there is that sexy discreet gold stamped logo. Click on the link at the right to see more.

Deadly Ponies Men’s 2015 have launched just this month…so be one of the upstarts if you’re a guy about town and are into owning a new bag. 














Friday, June 12, 2015

Velvet and Tartan..LOVE it.

I just loved this combination. The Velvet coat from Minneapolis and the skirt from Washington. Cool cool cool! Micaela.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ankita

A just love Ankita's hair. A little bit 80's, a little bit now..very individual. She's a communications student, with a love of photography.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Cool Places...The George

I stayed at a very cool hotel in Christchurch recently. I didn’t know much about the place, but I halted in the lobby, as I went past all these Ralph Hotere lithographs. All in a row!  I did quite a turn. Couldn’t believe the art they had on display there. I asked what the deal was, and turns out The George is somewhat of an ‘art hotel’ – Ralph Hotere, Bill Hammond, Michael Tuffery, Barry Cleavin, and many other artists represented. The quality continued onto the rooms, the great service, and a gorgeous flat white on arrival. I was vey impressed. If you want to treat yourself in Christchurch, try The George. 



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

' I just love White '

"I really just love the colour white. That's why I am wearing all white", he says. "There are so many people wearing black, that it's nice to go against that. And it's great for Summer. Then again, it's Winter, so..ha ha.. it's great for Winter too." His name is Blue. Shirt by Commoners Alike.



Saturday, May 30, 2015

Antonia Prebble

Antonia Prebble is a well known New Zealand actor. Her latest venture is playing Rita West in the Outrageous Fortune prequel called Westside, which starts tomorrow evening on TV. You can her, and writer James Griffin, tomorrow morning on Sunday Morning, 11.45 on Radio NZ National.


Friday, May 22, 2015

Former Fugees co-founder Pras Michel

Another in a portrait series. Pras Michel, cousin of Wyclef Jean and proud member of the Haitian diaspora in New York, achieved worldwide fame with The Fugees. His new project is a film about his role in the Haitian Presidency. It is called Sweet Mickey. I will post my interview with Pras once it is played on Sunday Morning.

Update: Here is the interview I did with him here. 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

From Barcelona

Megan is a New Zealander living in Barcelona, who is back in NZ visiting family. She works in the immigration field, started out in Barcelona as a DJ. "It's a great party town" says Megan. Love her tweed coat.



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Xinran...author

Loved Xinran's tweed coat here. Xinran's latest book is about China's one child policy, called 'Buy me the Sky'. She is a world renowned author and former radio broadcaster in China - based in London. She regularly tours the world.