Well this is a bit exciting! I love me some stop motion time-lapsey stuff … have a look at Lance and I installing my recent Taiohi Exhibition at the studio in Oneroa.
The exhibition was part of the 2015 Auckland Festival of Photography program and received great support from the community with our biggest opening night to date! The students performed an informal waiata and haka to open the proceedings, which went down a treat…
Taiohi was comprised of fifteen studio portraits of the local Piringakau Performing Arts group at Waiheke High School and was a mix of traditional and artistic portraiture printed on loose canvas and pegged onto wire around the studio walls.
It was so much fun to photograph these amazing ‘kids’ (aged between 15 – 17) and I felt really proud when one of the dads called the exhibition a taonga and said I had captured the essence and vitality of my subjects.
The exhibition was visited by over 130 people during the course of the 10 days it was showing. The three images below emerged as favourites and provoked the most comment from those that visited…
Special thanks to the very lovely Te Ao Marama Hau, the students teacher in their Piringakau Performing Arts class at Waiheke High whose organisational skills and all-round positive energy was invaluable.
One week to go until my new exhibition Taiohi opens here at the Emma Hughes Photography Gallery/Studio/Workspace! I’m pretty excited and even more so because the wonderful subjects of my exhibition, school kids aged between 15 – 17, will be giving a short performance on the Opening Night… rumour has it there will be both a waiata and a haka to kick things off which is going to be AWESOME!!!!
There’s a wee article with some details about the shoots in the Waiheke Weekender this week … you can check it out here
Exhibition opens at 5pm on Thursday the 4th June (performance planned for 5.30pm). Come one, come all… actually not too many or we won’t all fit!! (Ahem). Nah, just kidding… let’s see how many people we can squeeze in!
I thought I would interrupt all these gorgeous 2015 summer weddings on Waiheke by introducing a new blog segment I have been planning for ages: 1 + 1 = 3? What?! That’s right, you heard correctly; one plus one really does equal three when two beautiful people meet, fall in love, get married and … make babies!!!
Quite often my brides and grooms come back to me a year or two (or three or four) after their wedding day to capture portraits of their growing family and I LOVE seeing what my couples have ‘made’! And now you can too…
The beautiful Renu…
combined with the handsome Vinay
equals… the scrumptious Shaan!!
I hope you enjoy this new blog segment as much as I do!! You can see more photos from Renu and Vinay’s 2012 Cable Bay wedding HERE
One of my images which scored a Gold at last year’s New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) Iris Awards and helped place me as a finalist in the Illustrative Category has been selected as part of the submission to represent New Zealand in the 2015 World Photographic Cup!
Yippie! My image will stand alongside the work of some amazing New Zealand photographers including last year’s NZIPP Photographer of the Year Richard Wood, media darling Holly Spring, fellow Waiheke photographer Blair Quax and awesome wedding shooters Jake Thomas and Jason Naylor (and that’s just to name a few!).
This year there are 27 countries vying for the title so it’s pretty exciting! Cross your fingers for our NZ submission x