Friday, September 14, 2007

who i am

I have lived most of my years in the New Zealand metropolis, Auckland. Compared to the rest of NZ it's a fast-paced, vehicle clogged, image-based city. Compared to most other large cities in the world, it is sleepy.
It is where anyone who's 'anyone' lives in this country, because it is where all the jobs are, it's where it all happens, it's just the hub - well that's what most Aucklanders think.
I moved to Christchurch at the beginning of this year to become a student again. It's the most liberating decision of my life.

I think it's easy to get lazy and complacent if you don't challenge yourself every now & then. Everyone evolves, some slowly, some consistenly, some in fits and starts. I'm still unsure as to which category I fall into, but over the past year I seemed to have almost completed a 180 to what i used to believe in, and what i used to 'live'. Moving away from Auckland was a result of this.

The part of society I was intertwined in was a superficial, image-obsessed, and had a 'competing with the Jones' mentality. Life was about yourself and getting the most you could get from it. As a way to live i generally don't have a problem with this, but when it is at the expense of others, I do. Whether this is directly, or undirectly, you should always be aware of the consequences of what you do.

Slowly I am recognising this for what it can be and what it can encapsulate.


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this is the current showpiece for the work of kirsty macdonald. primarily a fine art photographer, she also dabbles in an array of other photographic areas - portraits, weddings, commercial.
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