Mar 25, 2016
This one with his pop, Ken (my dad)
Awesome! Our cool TV back in the black and white days...
Showing Paul how to totally screw up baiting a hook (poor kid thought I knew all the tricks)
Cute if not somewhat forced pose under pressure to perform....
I made this black and white because the 'jersey' was a bright mustard brown lovingly knitted by his Nana Di Di (Robs mum)! Well it was the early eighties.
With cousins Shaun (left) Brad (right)
New brother arrives
Mar 21, 2016
This exhibition is amazing.
These models are at least 150% life-size and so realistic to the point where you can see hairs on hands and arms, tension in the grip of a hand and wounds so realistic.
These pics taken in total darkness with no flash and with an iPhone!
That's how well and cleverly these models/figures were illuminated.
Eating bully beef with flies as the extra!
Machine gunner and belt feeder
Grieving nurse with news of a brother killed in action.
Mar 20, 2016
Mar 14, 2016
Mar 8, 2016
On the west coast of the North Island is Kawhia. It's a beautiful spot almost untouched since the early 70's. It has the feel about the place that we used to have when we went to places like this on our Sunday family drives as a kid.
So this is a very large and beautiful sandhill which can be seen across one of the harbour inlets. I was taken by the almost blurred look it seemed to have. The blackish streaks are due to the iron sand content. Further south where the iron sands are concentrated and an intense black in colour are collected and exported for use in steel manufacture.
Idea of scale. A sign post at the waters edge.
And a passing swimmer!