This was a job for a classmate from architecture school who has recently began a practice called Constructive Architecture. This project Tim designed and built his own home in Hataitai for his family. The building responds well to the steep topography, stepping down the hillside with multiple levels. One thing that took me away was the high level of craftsmanship throughout the build, the finishes in the kitchen and bathroom are beautiful and the window joinery is minimal and elegant. Tim has effectively used light and materials in a creative way, as I walked down through the spaces I was captivated by all the different light shafts. I recommend following Tims work as he is very skilled at his craft and has some exciting projects.
Lyall Bay is my local surf beach and pretty much everyone else’s who lives in Wellington City. It is about 15 minutes to the city which is pretty rare for surfing in New Zealand and because of this we get crowds. However the crowd is made of a diversity of different walks of life which makes it pretty interesting from a cultural point of view. Below are some images from a photo shoot of some small waves on the 23rd of February.
At Lyall Bay there are businessmen/woman, tech entrepreneurs, gurfers, architects, tourists, creatives, artists, mums and dads, grandparents, etc… and each of them all have a unique stories to tell. Last year I created a facebook page called People of Lyall with the idea of doing a “on the fly” studio portraits of these different people and their stories, however im am having trouble with the studio portrait part and am working on how I can begin this project. So for now I will be sharing more of the natural light portraits of people from the surf.
On sunday evening I went out and scouted a few locations for an evening seascape along the South Coast of Wellington. I am currently fortunate enough to live by the sea and I have been thinking that I should make the most of it while I can. So in the future I will be working a series of seascapes capturing the dawns and dusks along the coast.
It was blowing a gale (as it does in Wellington) so I tied my tripod down to the rocks below. Luckily they had some cracks in them which made this super easy. This keeps my gear safe and makes for steady image. To make the image below I walked out in the water and splashed the rock with some water, I like how water is good at reflecting the different coloured light in the sky. So as the sun set behind me casting the foreground in shadow the rock continued catch the warm colours in the sky.
Attached to the camera I had a polorising filter and natural density grad of about 6 stops, creating a shutter speed slow enough to calm the crazy windy water.
Here is the resulting image: