Tag Archives: Photographer

been | World Press Photo Exhibition 2018

The World Press Photo Exhibition is currently showing in Auckland’s CBD, and travelling curator Yi Wen Hsia has accompanied this very special collection of photography. The exhibit has a running theme encapsulating current political, social and socio-economic commentary, and is quite fearless in it’s mission. Simultaneously it feels like a very intimate collection, and all the works communicate together in unity and harmony, intensifying the effect.
A large portion of the work on display touches on some very real, confronting subject matter. Simultaneously, you’ll find yourself walking through the exhibit in awe, much of it captivating and beautiful in it’s simplicity.
I’d highly recommend taking up the opportunity to see this exhibition in person while it’s still here in Auckland – it’s a worthwhile event, which will likely leave the viewer a changed person.
Smith & Caughey’s Building
Level 6, 253-261 Queen Street
 30 June – 29 July 2018
 $15 Weekdays/ $20 Weekends; $10 students with valid ID
Mon – Wed     9.30am – 6.30pm
Thur – Fri        9.30am – 9.00pm
Sat                    10.00am – 6.00pm
Sun                   10.30am – 5.30pm
Rotary Club of Auckland are proudly bringing this fantastic exhibition to Auckland. All profits
going towards their supported charities. 

DocEdge 17 | This Air is a Material

New Zealand | 2016 | 49 min | English | Becky Nunes

Ann Shelton, originally from Timaru, is one of New Zealands foremost female photojournalists; Her hyper-real large-scale works blur the lines between documentary and fine art photography, and have received international acclaim.

‘This Air is a Material’ provides wondeful insight into Ann Shelton’s vast bodies of work, with input from other industry professionals (artists, writers, etc.) whom provide further observations (some full of wisdom) in regards to her work. Driven by Becky Nunes (Photographer and Director), ‘This Air is a Material’ pays close attention to many finer details, and delves into Shelton’s work thoroughly, notably the historical and conceptual importance of said work.

Relevant to any creative – especially those in New Zealand – I would highly reccomend this for your DocEdge 17 shortlist.








The 12th DocEdge Festival takes place Auckland 24 May – 5 June – www.docedge.nz

humans of mac+mae: Monisha Ajgaonkar

This photo is special to me as it is the only time all my favourite people are in the same frame.

My three best friends and my dogs, are the reason I feel like working hard each day. My friend Nidhi (Left), named my company ‘The Photo Diary‘, and that’s when everything in my life started changing for the better. She has been there for me every single day, she manages my work and personal life.

Then there is Niki (centre) and Kavyu (Right), who bring pure joy to my life. Niki is my lucky charm, who has pushed me to experiment with my work. Kavya, is the one person that understands me, my special language and behaviour. She writes her own blog, has her own salon and is amazing at everything.

More than friends, they are my family. They keep me grounded and they love me even through my bad days. I don’t have much of a family, I don’t talk to my dad or sister much, but I have them and that is all I need in this life.

Monisha Ajgaonkar is a Mumbai-based photographer, well-known for her spontaneous and candid style.  She’s captured some of the India’s biggest independent artists for Rolling Stone (India), worked with some of the hottest names in Indian fashion and was one of the first ‘gig photographers’ in Mumbai.  Her company, The Photo Diary, is one of India’s most sought after photography enterprises and has been listed amongst the top 10 Wedding Photographers in the country.  

Inspired by the ‘Humans of New York’ series, we’re talking to our network find out what’s special to them, whether it’s a place, a thing, or a memory – Meet the “humans of mac+mae” –    http://bit.ly/HoMaM

humans of mac+mae: Christine Mansford

I don’t usually get attached to possessions, and certainly the last few years of apartment dwelling have made it hard to collect many belongings.

So in recent years, the interests I’ve pursued are the ones that don’t require much equipment, or are capable of being consumed.  Scotch Whisky is one of them. It’s special because it’s such a simple, undemanding pleasure, but is so rewarding because it can be savoured in small quantities and really appreciated.

My favourite so far is Ardbeg Uigeadail (pronounced oo-ga-dahl), because it’s so smokey and rich and sweet, all at once. It is a reminder, in a single glass, of just how good life can be, and completely restores my faith in humanity if ever I’ve had a draining day.  

Most of my girlfriends give me a hard time about being just like an old Grandpa with my whiskies, but I’ve converted my partner to drinking it, so I’ve always got great company when I feel like having a dram.

Self-taught photographer, Christine Mansford is interested in mindfulness and the emotional qualities of space.  Her work focuses on her surrounding environment and her connection to it.  She’s an artist, a photographer, and a teacher.

Inspired by the ‘Humans of New York’ series, we’re talking to our network find out what’s special to them, whether it’s a place, a thing, or a memory – Meet the “humans of mac+mae” –    http://bit.ly/HoMaM

1DP | Day 73 of 100 Days, 100 Individuals

Meet Patric Seng.  He’s an Auckland-based beauty and fashion photographer who started out in front of the camera.  Scouted when he was 18, Patric has done fashion editorials, worked in television and has also walked the runway.  His photography is fashion focused, mostly editorial but also the odd look book and ad campaign.   We talk to him on Day 73 of our 100 Day Project.

What’s your biggest fear?

Losing my creativity

What’s your purpose in life?

To create beautiful things, share my vision and inspire people

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate in a lot of things; I am artistic, but am a graphic designer, and I am passionate about my photography. My passion is to make a difference.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

To be able to open my eyes and still see things in the world. I believe I was given this life because I am strong enough to LIVE it.

Everyone has a dirty little secret, what’s yours?

TimTam dark chocolate biscuit

If today was your last day on earth, what would you do?

I would spend the last day with my family and write my last post/ blog for all my friends telling them how much I have loved and appreciated them in my life.

What is your happy place?

Piece of quiet, fresh air, reading, and being in love

What will you be doing for the rest of 2013?

Projects in multimedia design, my beauty and fashion photography, inspiring more people through my eyes of creativity. Something bigger is coming too, but I will keep it as a secret for now.