July 02, 2013: Heritage
We've been working on a really cool project this past week – photographing the amazing spaces in the Dunedin Centre, including the Town Hall. It's been quite a process to capture these spaces to show their scale and showcase the detailed work of the architects, designers, engineers and builders. It has forced us to slow down and really take some time to appreciate these old buildings. Most of us will walk past them nearly every day, but they are worth stopping by and admiring. These are real works of art and sculpture right here in our city and they're functional, too.
We had to get some tips and advice from one of New Zealand's best architecture photographers, Graham Warman this week. It is always a special treat to meet the talented creative people who are based in Dunedin, but work throughout the country. Graham is also a really nice guy and was nice enough to not just advise me on my approach to some of these buildings, but he actually lent me his specialist tilt-shift lens for some of the images.
Needless to say I have a whole new appreciation for architecture photography and the patience required to capture those amazing images.
Back in the coastal suburbs and we've had another week of plentiful surf with light winds. That's about to change, but by the end of the week we should be back in surf heaven.
See you out there ...
PS: Roller Derby on this Saturday – Dunedin's Gallow Lasses take on Christchurch and Nelson roller derby teams at the Edgar Centre.
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