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New Plymouth Minimalism

August 21, 2020

New Plymouth Minimalism

Last year, for my birthday treat I travelled to the wonderful and artsy city of New Plymouth.  Travel has been almost non-existent for the last few months and now we are back in lockdown So I decided to go armchair travelling, or more accurately laptop travelling, and went through some of my photography from this trip.

You have to make a real decision to get to New  Plymouth as it is slightly out-of-the-way and takes about a 5-hour drive from Auckland. Once you are there though the destination is truly worth it. I spent the weekend visiting galleries, eating fabulous food and taking in the magnificent scenery.

The new series, 'New Plymouth Minimalism', was shot over the weekend of this trip. I have always loved minimalism and it has found its way into my work over the years. I've always shot these little moments of calm when travelling.  I'm drawn to a texture or a colour, in what a lot of people would find ordinary. Ordinary beauty is what I like to call it.  A rust pattern or crumbling piece of brickwork. Worn out paint or cracks in a building. I'm as fascinated by 'modern' decay as some of the walls I've photographed in Pompeii. 

This pastel beauty with its typography caught my eye and set the style for the rest of my shots that weekend.






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