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Photographer of the Month - David James (July 2020)

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Wiki Waitai threw a few questions at friend of the shop, David James about his journey from Wellington to Blenheim via New York and Canada. Name: David James Instagram handle: @marlborough_lights How did you get into fashion photography?I really wanted to shoot bands for album covers. I got into photography because of artists like Mick Rock (the photographer) and David Bowie. I had this photo album of Bowie at home when I was 13yo. And I remember thinking: ‘this is the answer to everything right now’. I really liked his post-Ziggy days in Paris and Berlin. It just exudes cool. And...

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My Splendid Camera - Matt Evans

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Matt Evans loves film, the weirder the better and he also loves cameras, the weirder the better. We asked what his favourite camera is and he chose the mighty Holga! I’ve got a nice collection of mostly 35mm compacts / rangefinders and found it tough trying to pick out a favourite camera for this. I genuinely thought it would be something compact, but there is one camera I always find myself gravitating back to again and again. Not for its technical prowess, feature set or its image quality. More so for its lack of these things, its whimsy, its sheer...

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Photographer of the Month - Emily Raftery (June 2020)

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Name: Emily Raftery Instagram handle: @justemilyraftery - personal/art/film account. @emilyrafteryphotography - wedding/commercial/digital account Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/emilyrafteryphotography/ - just for wedding/commercial work Website: https://www.emilyraftery.co.nz/ How did you get started in photography? I started at high school on my dad’s old Olympus film camera, which I think initially was a move to fill my timetable with art subjects, as opposed to academic subjects you actually had to learn and do work in. Who knew it would fuel this fire in me I can’t seem to put out. I moved to New York when I was 19 and bought my first proper film camera there (Canon,...

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My Splendid Camera - Genevieve Senekal

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Genevieve Senekal is a film lover, she started The Film Bank before Portra 400 was even a thing! She is also the very lucky owner of a Hasselblad Xpan, the legendary 35mm Panoramic Camera. 

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Photographer of the Month - Lewis Ferris (May 2020)

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Photographer of the Month (May 2020) is Lewis Ferris, shooting every day for 850 days for his Datestamped project we talked to him about what he learnt and how it changes his style.

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