Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Arthur...O'Connell Street

Arthur is a lawyer. He graduated about a year ago. "I love the profession, but you had to get up to speed really fast going straight out of school." 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beautiful couple

Grace and Dean...striking couple. Fascinating taste in clothes. Had a great chat about the cultural scene in Wellington, and the number of music venues closing down. They both love the city, but just sometimes, feel a little bit constrained there too.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Rocking at 86...Jacqueline

Well you never know who you meet taking photos on the street. Jacqueline Fahey is one of New Zealand's premiere artists. Painting since the 1950's, she is credited as being one of the first painters in New Zealand to paint from a female perspective, in examining the domestic subjects of contemporary women's existence. And in 1964 organised an exhibition with the great Rita Angus! We talked about none of that. Instead, about her earrings given to her by her daughter (who was working in Afghanistan. Jacqueline said she felt sorry for the Afghan locals beset by war, and who dont have enough to eat, thereby resorting to growing poppies. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Shivana has just moved from Dunedin to Wellington, who is absolutely loving it...

Sunday, July 10, 2016

An Aucklander in Wellington

I've just arrived said artist/photographer Alex. " I needed to get out of Auckland for a little artistic inspiration - go to a few galleries, see what else is happening. I really love the creative spirit down here." 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Portrait...Sam Hunt

Was a pleasure to head out to the Kaipara Harbour and spend the day with one of New Zealand's most loved poets, Sam Hunt. I managed to sneak in this picture in between conversation. I could'nt believe how Sam could just talk about a poem, any poem, and just start reciting it off the top of his head. From TS Eliot to Auden. It was really rather extraordinary. Anyway, you can hear him for the hour, as we shared a wine or two...Sunday Morning at 11 am RNZ National.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Paul, MP...Lambton Quay

Paul Foster-Bell is a (List) MP for the National Party. He has an archaeology degree and a diploma in business from Otago University.

Friday, June 24, 2016

THAT Yellow dress...Rihanna

First Monday in May is the new film by Andrew Rossi. It is about the 2015 Met Ball Gala...you would have seen the images of THAT yellow dress by Guo Pei. The interview with Rossi ( he also did Page One: Inside The New York Times)  is on RNZ National 101.4 FM (NZ) 9.40 am Sunday Morning. Podcast for an international audience after that.

UPDATE:  listen to the interview. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Golden Morning...Cuba Street

LOVE the high waisted striped pants. Nice unexpected touch with the Cold Chisel T-shirt. Cold Chisel for goodness sake ! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016


Anna was on a buzz, as she had just bought new sunglasses, literally just that moment. Bag is Alexander Wang.