We’ve been back in New Zealand since the beginning of November, and I’ve hardly picked up my camera. I’ve taken snaps on my phone and, on odd occasions, my camera. With an aGathering post deadline fast approaching I thought I’d better do something. I didn’t want to share one of my earlier images – it feels like they were created by another person and to present them now, when I’m just a shade of ‘me’, almost felt like I was considering stealing another person’s art.
For the past three months we’ve been living with my sister and her partner, at Atawhai. I’ve lived here before, and I never tire of the view out across the Haven, the boulder bank and Tasman Bay, to the mountains and national park. So, I decided I wanted my image to be a reminder of my time here and of that view. This isn’t the image I was planning, but this is my image.
At the end of April we’re off to the Sunshine Coast of Australia for at least a few months. I’m hopeful that our new adventure will rekindle my enthusiasm for playing with my camera and creating images.