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Spring Thunderstorm

September 12, 2012

Spring Thunderstorm

4/Sept/2012 – Rare electrical storm across the sky of Christchurch. First time  ever have I ever seen such an amazing sight by the act of nature living in the city (other than the devastating Earth Quake). Clear sky on the Western side as you can see the blue sky reflecting off the windows of the […]

Proud Supporter of the Rugby Book

August 19, 2011

Proud Supporter of the Rugby Book

Proud Supporter of Canterbury Rugby Football Experience With the Rugby World Cup 2011 around the corner, I thought it’s a good time to post something about the Christchurch Rugby on my blog. Proud to support Canterbury through the Canterbury Rugby Football Experience. Joseph was delighted to be asked to take professional photography of the Rugby […]

Christchurch Earthquake Cloud

October 2, 2010

Christchurch Earthquake Cloud

Clouds that reflect to the mood of the people, after the the 7.1 magnitude earthquake happened in Christchurch on 4 September 2010 @ 3.45am. The biggest earthquake Christchurch has ever felt, damaging houses, schools, historical buildings, and shut down the Christchurch central city for 2 weeks! It hailed the night before the big quake, it […]

My First Canon 7D HD Video

June 30, 2010

My First Canon 7D HD Video

A Graphic Designer’s Best Friend My old Canon 300D / Rebel has been excellent for my everyday photography, it also has been an important tool for my creative business! This year (2009), I decided to take the plunge and grabbed myself a Canon 7D as an upgrade and an extension to my design business! After […]

Treasure Found at the Antique Shop

April 18, 2010

Treasure Found at the Antique Shop

We visited Tainan for the second time, the purpose of the trip was to assist artist Tsai Yu with a photographic project, she wanted to have a selection of her antique collection professionally photographed. We arrived in her antique shop in the afternoon, and started to setup a corner as a temporary photographic booth. While […]

A Typographic Journey to Tainan

April 10, 2010

A Typographic Journey to Tainan

Purpose We have been given an opportunity to meet with a Tainan local artist, Tsai Yu – a well known painter specializing in oil painting, Chinese calligraphy,  jewelery design and ceramic tile works. Her work focuses on the pictorial aspect of the Chinese typography, using Chinese characters as images to play roles in her story […]

Lunar New Year in Fo-Guang Shan

February 23, 2010

Lunar New Year in Fo-Guang Shan

About Fo-Guang Shan Monastery Venerable Master Hsing Yun founded Fo Guang Shan in 1967. Since then it has evolved from a mountaintop bamboo forest to the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. Master Hsing Yun has inspired the selfless devotion of over 1,000 monastics as well as the ardent support of many lay devotees to assist […]

Narnia Shooting Location Canterbury New Zealand

November 14, 2009

Narnia Shooting Location Canterbury New Zealand

Filming location of the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” Magnificent Limestone Outcrops, once to be under the sea, now 700m in altitude, northwest of Christchurch. Favorite location for trampers, rock climbers and photographers. His Holiness the Da Lai Lama once visited this place and said “This is one […]

The Chasm, New Zealand

November 9, 2009

The Chasm, New Zealand

The Chasm is a spot along the Cleddau River, where the watercourse carve its way through the narrow rock formation, making sculptures of nature. The negative ions from the mist felt truly replenishing, it was a symphony of sight and sound throughout the 15 min walk into the heart of the Chasm.

Our World 05′

November 7, 2009

Our World 05′

2005 Our World Photo Exhibition – Revisited I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the 2005 photo exhibition, showcasing works submitted by 10 keen photo enthusiasts. About 4 years ago, James and I both had the idea of holding an event like this to bring together a group of young photographers and […]

Pre-digital technology

November 3, 2009

Pre-digital technology

Beauty in 35mm film I snapped this shot back in 2000, in Mapua Nelson New Zealand. It is hard to believe that there was no digital camera at that time, everything was still film. At that time,  I even had my own darkroom, processing black and white photographs. [amazon-product align="right" bordercolor="#dddddd"]B002NEGTTW[/amazon-product] There are a few […]

Mirror Lake South Island New Zealand

November 3, 2009

Mirror Lake South Island New Zealand

[amazon-product align="right" bordercolor="#dddddd"]1412008638[/amazon-product] Autumn, May 2009. Mirror Lake, also known as Lake Matheson is located at the South Island New Zealand. It sits on the 1.5 hour scenic route between Te Anau and Milford Sound. Before departing Te Anau, make sure you fill your car up, as there is no petrol station in Milford Sound. […]