What a year so far

…with the sky-rocketing house prices in Auckland and elsewhere, a big demand for rentals (never mind rentals which should, in all decency, reach a minimum living standard) plus the influx of new residents to the Wairarapa and consequently the reduction of houses on the market for sale. As usual I have been all over the Wairarapa and Tararua region working with agents and homeowners who understand the value of visually appealing photography when it comes to marketing. You only get one chance to make a great first impression, right?

Also, I have been busy with wetplate collodion tintypes and ambrotypes via Brass and Glass, Vintage Photography.  Anyone who has participated in this form of photography is left spellbound by the experience. You can see what we are up to via our Facebook page.

One of the highlights for Brian and I was a visit to Old West Town Mellonsfolly Ranch in the middle of nowhere (National Park region) to update their marketing images plus photograph the town in the authentic manner hailing from the 1850s. The town is an amazing experience – a perfect corporate getaway with NO cell phone reception.

My gallery will be updated over the next week, showcasing a variety of homes across this region.