16
October
2014

Go Pro Adventures

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Go Pro made a good job of making this weekend adventure look extreme, with a tagline "Be A Hero" you would hope for some action hero shots!

There is nothing quite like getting out on the water or snow during weekends with friends and family to let off some steam and return feeling re-energised. I was fortunate enough to get out sailing with my brother-in-law, had to dust of an 80's as looking wetty to get into this piece of sailing action, definitely adding a new suit on the shopping list although the colours are back again! Will be checking the tides over the summer weekends and have my fingers crossed for a day out over this Labour Weekend.

Very impressed with the Go-Pro images, the camera was mounted on the front left hull and took a bit of a hammering. The lens is super wide angle creating huge curvature of the lense, almost to the point of looking like a fish eye, its wide angle gets everything in frame and I think the curvature adds to the sense of adventure. It was great to have a camera which could handle wind, water and knocks without a hesitation. I think its quite special to be able to relive the highlights to see what it looks like after you have felt it.  Guess we are visual after all.

Get out and enjoy your long weekend! Sweet.

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15
October
2014

The Light Show

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This week the Light Show opened at the Auckland Art Gallery and its all a little bit exciting!
Really can't wait to see all the artworks in this show and see how light has been crafted and interpreted in each installation, to bath in colours as we explore the spaces. Nothing exists for us as designers and photographers without light so its the perfect medium to work with. This write up by Anthony Byrt featuring in Metro Magazine has to make you smile - "A big part of the Light Shows popularity in London was the eye-candy element; light sculpture can be extra ordinarily seductive. Several leading UK critics noted this. In praising the exhibition for its theatricality, beauty and sensory extravagance, they were also slightly suspicious of how much they'd enjoyed it, asking where, in the end, they were supposed to find its argumentative edge. " It's great to see a gallery embracing experience as a worthy concept!
Photographs: The Auckland Art Gallery.

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13
October
2014

Pineapple Micro Trend and NZ Icon

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We often drive past this tiny little old house, quaint, derelict and left to the cows. Its front door still seems inviting although there is nothing straight or square left and strangely these houses are iconic to New Zealand's green pastures and you could spend a lot of time documenting them up and down the country.  I particularly love the small loft window upstairs, super cute and I wonder what its weathered days have entailed!
In response to the orange weathered boards and the influx of the pineapple micro trend, seriously they are everywhere, likely to pop out of the ground soon, we have given this local and iconic derelict house a little graphical cheer!

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10
October
2014

October Style Photography

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October 2014 Style Photography from Lightbox Creative on Vimeo.
15 hours condensed into on 42 second time lapse video.

This is the recent shoot which features Resenes Woodsmoke green. It was beautiful to work with as a wall feature, rich, deep and full of colour inspired by plush renaissance trends. In terms of Pantones forecasting this colour fits best with the PANTONE®VIEW home + interiors 2015 Zensations palette. The palette is described as "Truly engaging and heightening the senses as it displays a literal “enlightenment” by taking the thoughtful, meditative qualities of the blue and blue-green family to another more visceral level by adding to the palette a compelling red, an atmospheric green as well as sparkling silver and gold."  If you speak in Pantone take a look at Blue Coral PANTONE 19-4526.

Our image planning was centered around vibrancy and depth and producing varying scenes for ongoing use! It's such a delight to stylistically plan each shoot. Although its always a challenge to source products within New Zealand when working ahead of what is being released locally, especially with Georgie's extreme researching abilities which after much intergalactic traveling land us on dutch speaking sites! Perhaps you have an upcoming product, let us know and it may complement one of our upcoming shoots.

We experimented with the D4s automatic time lapse feature, and I have to say whilst the feature is a brilliant idea, as photographers it would  be great if it recorded stills as well as creating a movie file. In a recent event time lapse we shot on the sweet little D700 and it was perfect. Keep any eye out for that too.

This style photography time lapse is quite an amazing record to really see all the behind the scenes building and  moving which goes into creating these scenes. The styled images produced are gorgeous and work really well for the client. Having strong images really is everything! As always thanks to Father Rabbit, SM Interiors, Cult and Vintage Love who have lovely teams and timely homewares to swoon over! Returns day is always with mixed emotions! Oh and by the way Cult are having a product design competition at the moment, if your a product designer defiantly check it out.

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7
October
2014

Sileni Nano Launch

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We can't wait to see everyone at the exclusive Sileni Nano Launch tonight. This little bottle of brilliance looks to be one of our faves this summer. Check out their facebook page 'SileniNANO' for competitions and latest news and updates.


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1
October
2014

Is blue the new blush?

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Oh my, the sun graced us this week. Sunshine. Whilst the season goes through its turbulent winds and moody skies and followed by glorious sunny afternoons, which we will not ever complain about! It's blue that is also popping up like magnolias and fresh new oak tree leaves. Having been gently eased into the use of colour with blush, mint greens and other chalky pastels which work so beautifully with a restrained neutral colour palette is it time to take the next step towards these rich, vibrant hues inspired by plush renaissance and an eclectic approach to styling. By allowing the use of stronger more intense colours can we infuse more personality into a space and give the observer a glimpse into our personal story.

This week we also worked with Resenes Woodsmoke, a rich green tone, full of depth which worked beautifully with golds. Will post something as soon as we have a chance to process the images!

COLOUR CREDIT: Resene Paua

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23
September
2014

Pukekohe Service Printers

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22
September
2014

Sparks Promo Packaging

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Hot off the press and straight to the fridge!

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22
September
2014

Leonid Tishkov - Private Moon

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Stumbled across this beautiful photography project by Leonid Tishkov and it has stuck with me ever since.
The dark colour base of the images create a controlled colour palette with vibrant seasonally changing sky lines. The sense of wonder and adventure is captured by the mystery of knowing the rest of the world may be sleeping while the curious travel and fall in love! This is a poetic story worth reading.


Leonid Tishkov - Private Moon

Writer Chesterton once said that there couldn’t be a personal faith as there couldn’t be a personal sun or a personal moon. In Russia everything is the other way round: we are faced with life one to one, and we are completely lonely in the face of the problem of time, that is, the problem of life and death, the problem of losses and gains, the moon, the sun, and everything in this life. We could, conceivably, turn to someone for support. But we are still lonely…
However, that shouldn’t make us grieve or suffer. Loneliness of this sort means that we exist, we are here, we are at the center of the universe and we are comparable to the Moon, to the other celestial bodies.
“Private Moon” is a visual poem telling the story of a man who met the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of his life. In the upper world, in fact in the attic of his own house, he saw the Moon falling off from the sky. Once she was hiding from the Sun in a dark and damp tunnel. But the passing trains frightened her.
Now she came to this man’s house. Having wrapped the Moon with warm blankets he treated her with autumn apples, gave her a cup of tea, and when she got well he took her in his boat across the dark river to the high bank overgrown with moon pine-trees. He descended into the lower world dressed in the clothes of his deceased father and then returned from there lighting up his path with his personal Moon. Crossing the borderline between the two worlds across a narrow bridge, immersed in a dream and taking care of this heavenly creature, the man became a mythological being living in a real world as in a fairytale.

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22
September
2014

The Poster Club

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For months now we have been watching the ever increasing momentum of the Monochromatic Design trend, everything from interiors, graphic design and fashion. This gorgeous collection of posters from The Poster Club is a great way to introduce the monochromatic design trend into your home.

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