For Christmas, I bought my wife, Kristen, a Groupon voucher for a hairdresser in Wellington City. Even though the gift was for her, I knew I would get something out of it, too. She does not enjoy driving in the city, so it is usually my job to drive her to any appointments downtown. I love any chance I get to walk around the city, so long as the weather is conducive for it. To walk around the city with my family is even better! We enjoyed a picnic on a bench on Willis Street, and I offered to push the boys around in the double pram while she had her hair appointment. While doing so, I was able to show some city and waterfront life to Silas, that is, until both he and Asher fell asleep. Then, I grabbed my camera and started taking some shots around Wellington.
Street photography is a wonderful adventure. You never know what your next subject will be, and you rarely have control over how it looks. I took some of my all-time favourites shots on this day. Which one is your favourite?
In April 2017, Titus noticed I was into videography. Right away, he and I started talking about making photos and videos together of his stunts, free running, and parkour. Our first attempt was a success when we filmed his "Train Hard; Bail Hard" video in an abandoned war bunker the following month (you can view it at the bottom of this page). Now, we've enjoyed our second go at it. He and I have both seen growth in each other, and we are excited to share what we came up with.
He came down to Wellington and stayed with my family on Thursday, 8 February. We worked that day and the following downtown to accomplish two things: 1. Film our second video together. 2. Take epic photos for his social media. The filming took place in Frank Kitts park. The photography took place a lot higher than ground level. We scoured the city to take the best and most epic shots we could. We were highly limited by time and by our commitment to following the law. Scroll down and see for yourself what we came up with. You may notice that we were also able to squeeze in some studio shots. What do you think?
My family has lived in New Zealand for nearly six years, and we had not been north of Auckland. So, we decided to take our summer vacation to Northland, New Zealand. We enjoyed it very much! We stayed at two AirBnB locations. One was just outside of Whangarei in Ruakaka, and the other was just south of Cape Reinga in Ngataki. Both owners gave me permission to fly my drone above their properties, which is how I was able to capture some amazing farmland sunsets and sunrises.
We all enjoyed the trip, and the boys travelled very well. There is another video of the travels coming. For now, enjoy my cinematic video and these photos, including some snapshots and selfies from my phone.