On the first day of shooting the film The Strength of Water this car came driving along the road. I thought it was a prop or part of the movie. But no, it was a local on his way to go fishing haha. Note the exhaust pipe attached directly to the motor. So water doesn’t get in and choke the car. But it can pour in everywhere else, lol.

Film Set

I’m building a ‘Film’ gallery for my site. Have had many roles on film sets but the ‘stills photographer’ is by far the best. Real fun looking through the collection I have. And of course many stories that go with each shot. This is actor Jim Moriarty (left) and me waiting for dinner on location of the feature film The Strength of Water.


Officially it is Spring on the 1st of September. But giving a season a date is kind of ridiculous. Isn’t it?  Since back in the day Spring is announced by the Pipiwharauroa (Shining Cuckoo) arriving from the tropics. It’s unmistakable call is beautiful and can heard a long way from where the actual bird is. It usually arrives around mid August. I haven’t heard it this year but it has been really rough around our whole country these past two weeks.







Wind and rain. They may have arrived and taken shelter, been blown off course or holed up somewhere on an island. If I was them I’d stay in the tropics…forever.

I noticed the change last week. It’s way to early for flowers to be blooming but there are other signs.

The days started to feel different. Spring is in the air, you can smell it. Sense it. You can feel it. See it in the tides. The changeable sky, clouds.

You just know. It makes you feel great!

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