Sunday, June 26, 2011

at home in Auckland New Zealand... via the Selby.


The other day this post at The Selby arrived in my email in-box.


I so enjoyed time spent in New Zealand that I look out keenly for stories like this one.

One artist + one musician + a beautiful harbour outlook + wonderful natural habitat + maori cultural heritage adds up to a wonderful series of Selby photos on these two creative people Tracey Tawhiao and Danny Haimoana.

I am posting just a few small veruson form the seris of excellent photos... hop across and click through the images... up large and fabulous! Do... you'll get to see what's so appealing and distinctive about this place.

I fist saw images of the artist and her home about 2 years ago at Inside outside magazine (I think!) I was smitten.... being Selby there is less gloss... less perfection... more honesty and the real poeple in their home. Loved the collection of 60 odd photos .. go see ... and if you jut haven't the time then I do hope this gives you an idea at least!

EDITED JULY 2013:  Sorry these photos are no longer available!



As for what's happening over here in my back yard, studio etc....  busy as anything ... a huge week ahead ... GREAT workshop at Percolator Gallery Saturday... wonderful people! Will have photos of activities from that very soon I hope!
Wishing you a good week ahead... must get to bed before the clock strikes 12 tonight!!


PS ... Im back with a little Update... just noticed that the lovely Katrina who attended the Saturday "Colours of Nature" Workshop has posted a story on her blog Katrina Recycled. Here's a small exercise from the class she did. Loved those colours and cant wait to see more that follows with some of these new threads!


Katrina Stirling - "untitled"



9 comments:

r said...

sophie , i have that copy of the mag mentioned .... kept just for the lovely images of this artist's work ...
thanks for the link to more

Sophie Munns said...

Was stunningly photographed article wasn't it Roz!
hope you enjoyed your recent trip...
S

Mary Zeran said...

Gorgeous post. That part of the world is on my list of must sees. And the artist and home were divine. Very inspiring use of pattern and color!

Velma said...

wow. just wow.

nathalie et cetera said...

i love the selby. such an inspiring web site!

Sophie Munns said...

hello all...
thank you for visiting!
...been crazy few days here... just slept in -slow day today... feel like been hit by a bus... as you do when you actually have the luxury if a slowdown...
sad about all the lovely bloggy friends I've not been in touch with...
soon I hope to have a little more space for this!
ciao,
S

em said...

very interesting stuff, but they need more plants! (imo) great photography, you! i really need to visit the whole down-under.... someday...

Sophie Munns said...

Ah the gardener in you Em cant help but see the prospects of more space...
I Hope one day you do get to travel down under my friend! Im sure you'd be quite fascinated form a botanical and gardening point of view alone...
not my photos by the wya...cant take any credit!
They are great when you see you them on their home page!
S

Dominique K said...

Merci Sophie. Mon esprit de découverte trouve ici à chaque fois inspiration et liens intéressants.
Je suis fan de vos pages.
cordialement.