Interview With Travel Photographer Lynn Gail

“My guiding philosophy would be: When first inspired by a seemingly unachievable goal – one that excites and focuses you like a meditation – follow it, stay with it, play with it. Follow it to fruition; the view is incredible.” If you haven’t read the interview that Lonely Planet and Getty Images travel photographer Lynn Gail granted me in 2016, make some time to do so.

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Back

And just like that, I’m back in the motherland (that’s Singapore, for the uninitiated). I haven’t written a whole lot about New Zealand for several reasons. I’ve never been great at blogging on the go. It takes time for this …

Bethells Beach

At one of of Bethells Beach is a cave that yawns into the barrier cliffs, a magnificent respite from the long awaited summer everyone is celebrating, except you, and your singed equatorial skin.

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By any other name

You know, I’m really not a flower person. I like flowers well enough where they naturally occur, but I would be a bit horrified to be presented a bouquet of the things, artfully arranged for the blushing beauty queen mincing …

Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth

A triplet, from the Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, experiencing the works of its namesake, the extraordinary artist Len Lye. I started doing these batch-of-three things for fun on Instagram, then wondered why I wasn’t doing them on the …

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Pukekura Park

This movie is the beginning of something I’ve been feeling a need to do, wanted to do for years. Made in the lush sanctuary that is Pukekura Park in New Plymouth, it is about watching the change of light on …

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Glimpses of Mt Taranaki

New Plymouth, October 2017 “There’s an enormous volcano somewhere behind those clouds,” Flemming said, as we drove out of New Plymouth towards our home for the week, in the verdant foothills of what a grim blanket of cloud that day. …

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Karekare Beach

Auckland, October 2017 …is where Oscar winning The Piano was filmed. When Sherry and Jeff brought me there in 2012, it was a gusty grey day. It is how I remember Karekare beach. And it was grey again when I …

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Gannet colony, Muriwai Beach

Auckland, October 2017 The gannet colony at Muriwai Beach, an hour or so outside of Auckland, was an accidental discovery. Flemming and I had headed to Muriwai on a location scouting mission. It quickly turned into a bird watching one. …

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Scenes From a Week in Auckland

Auckland, October 2017 Auckland city probably deserved more time than I gave it, but between volcanic beaches, fifty-something volcanoes in the metropolitan area, and arresting scenery spitting distance from the city center, it was hard to want to be downtown. …