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Dragostesun Photography

"Ko Tongariro taku maunga, Ko Taupo Nui-a-Tia taku moana, Ko Waikato taku awa, Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Raukawa taku iwi, Ko Te Heuheu taku tangata, Ko Te Arawa, Tainui te waka."

Kia ora, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia orana, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bula vanaka, Hola, Namaste, Ni hao, Konichiwa, السلام عليكم, Ola, Ciao, Guten Tag, Bonjour, Gidday, Greetings and welcome dear Friends and 500px Community,

I am a New Zealand Photographer, born and raised in Auckland; which is sometimes commonly referred to as 'the city of sails' or 'the big smoke' and is pretty much a global hub nowadays.

From Waiheke Island to driving through the Waitakere Ranges to the black sand beaches of Karekare & Piha - Auckland provides many awesome avenues of exploration, and usually the beach is only minutes away.

Photography has always interested me. At 17, I was given a gift of a 1938 Rolleiflex camera, and fell in love with it. I now own another Rollei; a 1958 TLR. Analogue or Film Photography really taught me patience in terms of thinking about my composition, and the metaphysical elements.

Nowadays I shoot with Canon too. I love my full frame DSLR and 35mm F2 lens, they are a perfect accompaniment when out and about.

I am a member of the Auckland Photographic Society (APS). I'm inspired by the works of Vivian Maier & Ansel Adams.

“What makes the desert beautiful,' said the little prince, 'is that somewhere it hides a well.”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
- Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Best Regards,


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