The Flying Out Others Way Festival returned to K Rd on Friday August 31 for a SOLD OUT selection of the best local acts and a few internationals as well. With something for the young and old, the highlights included early sets by The Beths and The Goon Sax, a solid set of funky grooves from Collision, and packed dancefloors for Superette, the Headless Chickens and finally Bailter Space, who played well over their allotted 45 minutes with a long set that finally tipped a wrung out audience onto the street at 1am . . .
The 2018 Auckland Festival of Photography is on between May 31 and June 22. Below we present images and links from a few of the events and exhibitions that have captured our attention.
Or follow these links for more information about the images featured in the gallery below.
Laneways 2018, a photographic essay.
Getting in early, we managed to avoid the log jam that happened midway through the afternoon. It did mean though that by around 8pm, after listening to Unitone Hifi blow the bass through the tree canopy, we were done.
Sad to have missed the later acts, but 8 hours was more than enough in that heat.
Please feel free to add your Laneway photos and memories in the comments, especially if you caught the evening shows.
Early december is when the best of everything that ever was, or at least in the last 11 months, is hoisted onto our screens as if nothing else ever mattered.
Instagram has several helpful apps that use fancy algorithms (actually I think they just count) to give you your best nine. Here's mine.
It's summer, and the heat is here already, so feel free to dive into the comments with your best of 2017, summer photos or whatever the heck you feel like. You can add up to three images per post by selecting 'Edit' after the first picture.
Wishing you all a wonderful silly season, and see you in the thread, at the beach, or the many concerts in the New Year. I can't wait.
Nga mihi maioha.
Hello. Long time, no photos. Yada yada. Life, be in it.
Spring is passing by, and I've lacked the inspiration for the usual petal show, although those in the know will see I'm still instagramming plenty of floral arrangements.
This weekend The Very Vintage Day Out has been on at Shed 10, and it seemed like a good opportunity to take the scooter out of the shed and the camera out of the bag.
On arrival I somehow ended up joining in on a Canon New Zealand photo salon, where two wonderfully patient models, Casey and Caleb, provided some keen amateurs the opportunity to shoot with different lenses and using some studio lighting. The first four shots are from this session. Always wanted to learn more about portraiture, so was good fun.
Shooting with an 85mm f1.2 Canon prime lens wasn't too bad either. Unfortunately they didn't want to swap for my 24 - 105. Something about a $3000 price difference.
The other shots were incidental, with people seeming keen to pose or in the middle of setups for other photographers. It was a snap happy place.
The last shot is to show the shirt I bought for summer. The one on the right, so you can't have it.
It would be great if some of the usual crew wanted to get vintage in the comments. Or just post your spring photos, I'm not fussy.
Capture is back...