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December 1, 2019 … summer is (theoretically) here

To the best of my knowledge, I don’t suffer from any verifiable form of clinical depression. Others may have a different opinion. Nevertheless, my enthusiasm for various aspects of life, even my beloved photography, has its swings and roundabouts. I … Continue reading

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October 31, 2019 … bright lights and variable scenes

Wellington’s legendary wind lived up to the very worst of its reputations over the last two weeks. I cannot recall a period in which I have been so disinclined to go out looking for photographs. There have been a few … Continue reading

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May 27, 2019 … keep on keeping on

Introspection is a mixed blessing for any artistic endeavour. As you might recall if you read my post from May 15 , I seem to spend a lot of time doing it. What I keep hearing from other photographers, however, … Continue reading

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April 2019 update

My new portfolio site has just had its first update … go to and scroll to Current-Work, 2019 regards Brian

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March 27, 2019 … Wysiwyg is dead, but I am not

Dear friends and readers, I have been overwhelmed by the flood of very kind messages following the closure of WYSIWYGPurple, and I am very grateful for all the kind words. Though the blog remains dead, I have replaced it with … Continue reading

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March 24, 2019 … A last farewell from WYSIWYG

My blog has a heritage dating back to February 1994. Its original purpose was to provide a summary of New Zealand news to expatriates before newspapers realised that there was a market for such a service. WYSIWYG News was published … Continue reading

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March 16, 2019 … a time of grief

Our time of innocence is ended. For a very long time, New Zealand has been blessed to beĀ  largely free of hate crimes. Yesterday, Friday 15 March, a deluded white supremacist burst into a mosque during Friday prayers. In an … Continue reading

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December 24, 2018 … and so, to the festive season

This edition is shorter than usual. The reason is simply that there were days when the weather was unsuited for my preferred styles of photography so no pictures were made. I would rather miss a day than knowingly deliver mediocrity. … Continue reading

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March 22, 2016 … stopping the runaway

Whatever shortcomings the photo-a-day discipline had, the resulting posts were at least reliable. I now have to rein in that well known thief of time, procrastination. Truth to tell, my photography since my last post has been lacklustre, and I … Continue reading

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December 10, 2015 … lunch in the city

A group of former colleagues, most of who are now qualified to be described as “old friends” met for lunch. Through the salt-stained glass of the bus window, I caught this view of of the container ship MSC Carla 3 … Continue reading

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