Thursday, June 25
These were published in urbis magazine at
least two years ago. It was one of my favourite
I had the idea that I wanted to do flower arrangement
story that only utilised native flora. I had this leafy green
and stark white vision in my head but actually when I
met up with Katie Lockhart - the stylist - all I said was
that it had to be a still life story featuring native flora.
I knew that Katie would come up with something beautiful.
Katie worked with Derek Henderson - the photographer-
to create these pictures. Katie took the idea further
and found native plants that have medicinal properties.
Derek kept it simple and played with light and shadow in
a very subtle way.
Looking at it again today I am struck by how crisp and
beautiful it is and I feel an interesting aesthetic quality
Monday, June 22
Wednesday, June 17
Tuesday, June 16
Sunday, June 14
Friday, June 12
This house is one of the original old homesteads in Henderson,
once surrounded by orchards it is now engulfed by suburban
sprawl. The garden defends it admirably and keeps the traffic
din at arms length.
The proprietor, inspired by a book depictingCezanne's home in
the South of France, matched the colours. Being here reminded me
of certain country homes in Italy, there was something faintly
Oriental too. It is so difficult to create a space that feels like
somewhere else without the final effect being kitsch. Staying in
this Henderson home felt like finding an oasis.
I urge you to click on the images and quench your thirst.
Posted by the outpost at 11:31 PM
Monday, June 8
Thursday, June 4
Somebody commented the other day that photographs
we had done seven years ago for the CASE/NZ issue had
'real richness and depth'. I was struck ( and moved ) by how
in these image saturated times, and where seven years
could seem as long ago as seventy - that one would still
I visited Alice Fiorilli's site ( the photographer ) and
found these other gems which never made it into the
These were shot in Koke, that first week that Alice arrived
She denied suffering jetlag at the time but I felt it best for
her to soak in the immediate surroundings, before we hit
Posted by the outpost at 3:57 PM