Saturday, April 10, 2010

Auckland - looking back

For the first thirteen years of my life I lived with my parents in a modest, two bedroom, weather-board house, which my father had built around 1940, in the Auckland suburb of Mt Roskill. The suburb is known for it's volcanic peak, 110 metres in height, one of the many extinct volcanic cones that dot the Auckland isthmus.
Mt Roskill has been referred to as the Bible Belt of Auckland with the greatest number of churches per capita than any New Zealand suburb.

Now, after more years than I care to think about I've gone back to look at my past. So much has changed. And some things not at all.

Here are some photographs I made of my father's contact sheets. Pictures of the house, my mother, me......

I'm making a 32 page print-on-demand book about all this..... the looking back, about not forgetting..... if anybody happens to be at the Fotobook Festival in Kessel over the 15 - 17 May, I'll give you a copy.

1 comment:

Lise Utne said...

I'd love a copy -- maybe you can come to the Nordic Light festival in Norway instead...