hokkaido

i’m having an interesting conversation with some of the images i made in hokkaido. i have kind of ended up with a few different styles of images rather than just one set that are all based around the same theme or idea. it feels like there’s a couple of different pieces that aren’t yet complete […]

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notes from the road

tetrapods in the water, omu, hokkaido these giant concrete structures are all along the coastlines up here as protection against the battering waves. today was not the first time we’ve had the opportunity to make photographs with these in them and i’m still struggling a little to figure out what i’m drawn to in these […]

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notes from the road

pintail duck, kutcharo lake, hokkaido. +++ i’ve got three series of images that i’m playing around with on this trip. sometimes i feel like they are all coming together in a way that is meaningful to me and accurately portrays what it is i’m trying to say; other times it feels like i’m swallowing sand and it’s all […]

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notes from the road

taking flight, hokkaido, japan the coastline here is wild and spectacular and we’ve had a great day exploring on the way to our next hotel. one of the places we stopped had these huge windmills and, initially, i wasn’t really taken with them. but after wandering around for a bit and stopping to stare at […]

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polaroid photograph of a street in shinjuku, tokyo, japan. copyright leonie wise. all rights reserved

where would you go?

along with 17 other new zealand travel bloggers, i was invited to contribute my top picks for travel for 2015 – 1 local, 1 international. international was easy: tokyo.  All the big city excitement of London, Paris or New York with a total cultural difference thrown in for good measure. It’s an extremely safe city […]

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