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.