Monthly Archives: April 2012

See you early May…

…for more posts and photos!

I’d like to share this quote of Marcel Proust with you. Like it!

- THE REAL VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY LIES NOT IN SEEKING NEW LANDS BUT IN SEEING WITH NEW EYES -

Remarkable Rocks seen twice…

it was such an amazing day and sight…and extremely photogenic. Actually just had the idea to post the same sight captured with two different techniques…with my beloved Nikon DSLR and my digital Nikon pinhole camera – dragged them both around…cool, let me see what I have got…

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Ha. Interesting…!

more of the Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island…

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shooting from the inside…

Remarkable Rocks – Kangaroo Island

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…a huge cluster of weather sculptured granite boulders perched on a large granite dome that drops 75 meters to the sea. It’s a spectacular site and the mix of colors and shapes is breathtakingly beautiful and soft.

Flinders Chase National Park – Kangaroo Island

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…this is a jump down to Southern Australia…and tomorrow I post another photo about this remarkable and sacred area on the island! Love this shot.

 

Happy Easter xxx

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worked on a series called ‘Floating’…this is one of the photographs of that project

Back to nature…

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…into the Garden of Eden in Kings Canyon!

 

 

Still Arli Liberman’s solo project…

..all taken during the sound check…guess I like that atmosphere! – click to enlarge.

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Arli Liberman’s solo project

Last Thursday, on the first night of the Titirangi Festival of Music, I shot photos for Arli and his new band ‘Arli Liberman’s solo project’! I met Arli through my friend and beautiful musician Whirimako Black. Whiri and Arli giged together many times and seeing those two together on stage is always a great joy. Now, Arli also ventures out with his own new band and music. Arli is great – full of energy and passion for his music… and bloody talented! And so are the others in the band! Fantastic musician grouped together: Karika Turua (bass),  Callum Passells (Sax), Stephen Thomas (drums), Mardo El-Noor (keyboard) and Arli (well, guitar!). It was awesome to meet them all, to be there for the first ever concert and to photograph it. Even though, I tend to disappear into my own world without noticing much around me when I shoot I could very much feel (and yes hear!) the response and energy of the event. It was brilliant. Really. The crowds loved it and the guys had so much fun together – played as if they did it many times before. Very VERY cool and a fascinating new sound!! No vocals…all instrumental…all Arli’s own compositions combining the world of rock, funk, jazz and the middle East. Are you happy with that description, Arli!?

Totally looking forward to hearing them again some time soon – I am absolutely certain that will happen. This was only the beginning.  Bravo, Bravo, Bravo!! Watch out for Arli Liberman’s solo project…

P.S: Not responsible for the lighting design…has to be said, sorry. Click on the photos for a larger view.

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Just in case one wonders why I am posting…

…all these Oz photos…below is what I posted on 16 February…thought it might be worth posting again…even though I’ll tell you about something completely different in the next couple of days. Diversity and change is always good and stimulating, right!

16 Feb 2012:

Gosh, now I am starting a blog! How about that!? The reason I am doing it is that I have so many photographs I’d like to share but don’t really know when and how. A few trips and projects were ticking away over the last couple of years and I am not sure if those photographs will ever see the light of the day. So, why not sharing them with you on a blog…that way I feel they at least become a chance to be experienced by more than only me. Not sure if the photographs do but the experiences certainly deserve to be shared…! And I’d like to start with impressions captured during a most recent trip of mine…a very moving, engaging and adventurous trip to the Australian outback. It was my third time to the Australian desert – the outback has been calling me back ever since I was there first in 1994! And last year, I was lucky to be able to go again with my dear friend Stephanie. Four weeks off the beaten tracks in a 4WD! It was beyond beautiful and filled me with gratitude, freedom and awe for the power of the place. I feel there is no stretch of land more ancient than this…it is so blunt, raw, spiritual….and red! Within a short time frame I felt utterly connected to the land. I could move with great freedom and felt at one with the landscape – I missed this connection the moment, I had to leave the serenity and peace of the place. I could talk about it for hours but I won’t…I am not a writer and find it hard to put my thoughts and feelings into words at times. Too often words (well, my words) can just not describe what I see and feel in that very moment – whereas, I feel happy to capture them in a photograph. So, I let my photos speak and decided to post one image a day (maybe two?) and let you become part of the experience and land.

What’s left to say…..I loved it, loved it, loved it and know – I will visit you again precious land!

Enjoy….and thanks for calling in from time to time.

Lets gooooooo!!  xxx

Pinhole view…

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Uluru behind me…red soil and spinifex grass in front of me…looked at through my pinhole camera