Earlier work and work using film


In the Beginning


Image Series

High School series
1968-1970

Auckland CBD series
1968 or '69

Anzac Day series
1968 or '69

Vietnam War protest series
1969

Jumping Sundays series
1969

Queen Street series
1969

Aotea Square
late 1960s-1973

Motorway construction
1972-76

Sharlands factory series
1972-1976

Abattoir series
1974

Bus journey series
1974

Pedestrians series
1974


Panoramas

Panoramas composed of multiple individual frames digitally "stitched" together, in these cases from black and white negatives made between 1973 and 1976. In the '70s the possibility of creating panoramas in this way lay far off in an undreamed-of digital future. Back then all that could be done was to trim and mount prints side-by-side, but this led to jarring changes in perspective — which was inevitably rectilinear — from print to print. The only way to achieve the seamless cylindrical perspective of these digital panoramas that was available in those days was to use purpose-built specialized (and pricey) rotational panoramic cameras. Below is one full 360° panorama and several with more limited angles of view.


Auckland's Shortland Street
360° panorama, 1974

Auckland central city
panorama, 1973

Great North Road
panorama, 1973

Motorway construction
panorama, 1973

Motorway construction
panorama, 1976





Other images shot on film, both colour and monochrome, can be found elsewhere on the site – in the astrophotography section (Halley's Comet); the 360° Panoramas section, where many of the cylindrical panoramas were made during the 2000s using a medium-format Seitz 220 VR camera; in the Time Lapse section, where the sun and moon still images were shot on colour negative film; and of course in the Then & Now section.