Thursday, December 30, 2010

have a bit of attitude baby

prior to picking up a camera, i was the production manager for the first season of the tv series attitude.
many an average person spends much of their life complaining about what they can't do.  attitude is based on those new zealander's that have a disabilty but get on with their life and make it work for them!
even in the first year the number of amazing people we met along our journey was awesome.  over the past five years i don't think they have struggled to find people with the strength and motivation to succeed in life with what many of us would see as a 'disadvantage'.  they have attitude!

now about to head into it's 6th season in 2011, i was back to work with the team in with camera in hand to do the presenter publicity photos for 2011.


just an average sunday

every now and then you know doing a good turn will result in a good turn being done unto GT this year was one sunny sunday in october in Auckland when I attended a wedding as my friend's plus one....


a long overdue catch up

is on it's way!!! 
in the meantime this is where i head on my day off.....pity i can't properly sample the merchandise :/



Tuesday, December 7, 2010

baby bump

it's always a little intimidating when you are taking photos of other photographers, especially such personal ones.  a few weeks back i did a pregnancy session with an ex-classmate who has since had her darling girl.  these were taken at 38 weeks, she was still so tiny!  we didn't expect her to be born on her due date, but she came bang on time AND was not so tiny!
this is what we came up with


Monday, October 18, 2010

i heart facebook

i do, i really do.  simply because i get to stay in touch, reconnect and meet new people through the realm of the www!!! 
recently i got to meet up with an old friend from school and photograph her and her gorgeous family.  we had lost touch over the years, but thanks to the www, we had caught up again.  earlier this year she had asked me to let her know if i was ever in auckland so that she could book me in for a family session.
guaranteed, the two year old played up, oh how i love the "terrible two's" (but hate that they are called that).
miss two was super gorgeous and super cheeky and made for some great pics.  mr three months was super cruisy!
i really love witnessing the growth of my friend's from schoolgirls/ boys to mothers/ fathers. 



what i love most about my job is the variety i have.  to say i get bored quickly is an understatement, so to be able to shoot a wide variety of subjects in any one week, makes my world. 
i guess my interest in all things different, partially came about when i was working on documentaries with robyn scott-vincent, or maybe that just reiterated how interesting i find the world around me and all that is in it.
a bi-annual event, worldskills nz nationals is a competition for young people(basically just entering their trade of choice) to compete in their chosen skill to be nz's best, with then the possibility of competing at the international level.  the majority of the competition was trades based this year, and watching the skill involved in each trade was awe inspiring.  when you actually take the time to watch and learn what is involved in any particular trade, it definitely makes you think twice about the work that goes into fixing your car, building your house,
fixing your drains.....etc etc.  much like a professional photographer really.  we make it look easy, but there is a skill involved ;)


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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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