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Wow, what a busy few weeks I’ve had here and I almost forgot to post some shots of my images in the newspaper! Thanks to the Wellington Circus Trust for getting the article in there, Tanya (The Magenta Diamond), Rowan and others for modelling and the Dominion Post.

I got an out-of-the-blue call from Mr Roc Travers one day to ask if i might be interested to help out on a project he was working on with a theatre troupe from Masterton. Once I heard the brief I was in! Roc had a bunch of actors and access to some cool vintage dresses and uniforms and wanted to recreate the times of Marie Antoinette, but with a little more punk and a lot less cake. The theme was based on a simple phrase “She will lead the Revolution” and we took it quite literally, with the girls getting to push the guys around. The location was an old abandoned house near Greytown in the Wairarapa, near Wellington, and from the moment I saw it I was in love. There was a long walk up a grassy hill to the site and the clouds were just billowing everywhere. All…

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Well it’s a new year so I thought I should treat myself to a new blog design to get ready for the big things to come. I hope you like it, there’s more on the page than the last one so I hope it’s not too cluttered. I’d love to get your feedback, so let me know what you think 🙂 I have also loaded some old posts from my travel photography blog which you might be interested in. You can find them in the travel section. That’s it for now, more to come…

Since word-of-mouth is in my experience the best form of marketing and this blog is all about me Me ME! I thought I might let you know of all the ways that you can follow my work. I have a few presences on the web, and whilst this blog is the most regularly updated I do put a lot of things up on these ones from time to time: Facebook – Become a fan and get updates direct to your wall Flickr – Lots of images here from over the years and more to come! The Big Step – Profile on this NZ wedding planning site Starnow – My profile on the Starnow Talent directory Charisma Models – Profile page on this modelling site

This is one of those things that just had to be done. I’d seen it in the movies too many times to pass it up. Picture this: Roadside diner, pink vinyl everywhere, waitresses with those little paper tiaras and a truck driver cutting up a line of No-Dose in the restroom. What do you do? Order coffee and pie for sure! Man it was good. Combine that with the burgers, waffles, sundaes and steaks I’ve been forcing down and it’s not my excess luggage they’ll be worried about. Ralph on the other hand eats like a bird, that glue pot looks untouched!

Since Ralph and I drove into Vegas in the dark (and my eyeballs were resting in the glove box in protest of the absurd conditions) we didn’t get to see much of the landscape, so driving out of town was interesting. So much flat, brown, lifeless ground. So many roads and highways. So many off-ramps and so few on-ramps. Is this how America was settled? Highways were built with only off-ramps so people who thought they were detouring for fuel, snacks or another double gallon of sugar water were actually stuck in the small soul-less towns without any way to continue their journey so they settled and slowly built up a town big enough to house a council who would raise the funds to build an on-ramp so they could all get the hell out of there and into the next town which has a Burger King, a Seven-Eleven and…

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Elvis has been reincarnated as a 9 year old boy in a diner in Vegas…

Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas … with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether. Mr Hunter Thompson had the right idea there, the only way you can drive to Vegas is like a bastard since it’s a bastard of a drive. I landed at LAX without event. I managed to get some sleep and only watched one in-flight movie (American Gangster, awesome.), which was good since every movie I put on my laptop before I left was in the programme and I was counting on them for the jet lagged nights ahead. I got to the car rental place and picked up the SUV. Figured out how to drive on the right again and…

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I’m not sure about all the connotations that the title implies but I am at a loose-end and shortly to end up in Los Angeles. Presently I’m in Auckland airport and pondering the knock-on effect that caused me to start rolling on this mini-adventure. The blame lies fairly and squarely with Air New Zealand’s Grab-A-Seat website. A website I visit regularly so I can drool over the low low priced flights to Whakatane or Hamilton. Usually when something good comes on there, such as return to Sydney or something, I get all the way through the booking process, enter my credit card number and get told that “Oops” someone has bought that ticket before me. It’s frustrating and makes me angry. I get Booking-Rage! So when LA came up on the site for 7 days in 2 weeks time, I booked it unthinkingly. I really didn’t expect to get the…

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