+ under the milky way +

If you missed my exhibition in Auckland don't despair.. I have a special treat for you. I'm collaborating on an epic piece of entertainment next month. Amazing Space related tunes performed by an entire orchestra. Star visuals and cool costumes, Music inspired by the Night sky by artists such as Portishead, Beastie Boys, David Bowie, John Williams, Gustav Holst, Feist, Bjork.. I'm really excited about this. Only four shows.. get tickets here before they sell out! only $25


Exhibition @ Silo Park, Auckland 1 - 26 Feb 2014

 Dark cloud / white light is coming to Auckland city this summer. It's really exciting to bring the exhibition to an amazing new location down on the waterfront. About 80,000 people saw the show in Wellington which was a pretty incredible turnout. This time we're going to make the show super cinematic with new Ultra HD screens thanks to my new exhibition partner Samsung. (I hope you can keep a secret... shhh.. they're giving me the worlds largest 4K resolution screen for the show) for more info check out the facebook page here  >>>


Beneath the surface

I've been gathering my creative thoughts lately..

It's even been a week or so since I picked up the camera. Being creative is a very dynamic job, and I enjoy all parts, there's a great synergy between the action of taking a photograph out in the field then coming back to process it. I enjoy both parts of the development process immensely, going out to find imagery is really exciting. It's an adventure & I get to visit some incredible places.

I also love the editing process. This is where I get to play around and paint with the images. re-create the feeling of a place as it was experienced. I also get to listen to great music and pod casts.

Whilst listening to some really inspiring stories today a thought came to mind. 

The loudest arguments happen in your own head and your greatest opponent is indeed yourself. It's quite common to blame external pressures for stopping our own progress towards the things we're most passionate about, but the truth is we're probably just scared of how awesome we can actually be.  

Dig your nails in and scratch beneath the surface a little...


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