Pat Hanly (1932-2004) was a painter born in Palmerston North, New Zealand. His works of arts proposed a new manner of looking at New Zealand - the land and its people.
According to New Zealand’s Arts Foundation, “His art heralded new ways of thinking about this country – as a nation that belonged to the young and the adventurous, to the dreamers and to those who could see the vital place the island nation could have within Polynesia and the broader Pacific.”
When you see his paintings, you can easily categorize them into passion and protest, light, love and life. He is a strong believer in keeping New Zealand free of nuclear and even made paintings and prints in fear or protest about nuclear weapons. Pat Hanly is as iconic as New Zealand’s struggle to be nuclear-free.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of going nuclear free, the New Zealand Maritime Museum is holding an exhibition of work from this great artist and anti-nuclear protestor. The exhibition will also feature documentary photographs by Gil Hanly.
If you have time to go to a museum, make sure this is on your list! The exhibition will be held until November 13, 2012. If you want to interact, come on a third Sunday. There will be a selected guest at the Edmiston Gallery to speak on their personal journey that helped New Zealand free of nuclear.
Check out more information at the New Zealand Maritime Museum’s official website.
Hiking in New Zealand has its own proper noun. Great Walks, they call it. The term stands for nine routes that can send people panting and oohing over nature. In 2001, another upper-case name sealed the country’s reputation for pristine land. "The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" became an accidental advertisement for the green wonders of New Zealand.
Canadian-born Ian Taylor is a full-time photographer specializing in kids and development work. It all started when his five siblings started having children at the same time he was into photography. This passion then spiraled into something amazing, and now Ian works primarily with kids, shooting them when they are in their purest form. Based in Asia, Ian has agreed to share this amazing series of photos he shot with his Petzval Art Lens in Cambodia and Thailand. He also shared with us some of his insights and views on photography.
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.
Colin J. Clarke began experimenting with cameras and darkrooms when he was still a boy. From being a young family photographer to an experienced photographer, sculptor and painter based in the United States, the multi-talented artist takes us through his prolific career and shares his passion for every minute detail of the process of photographing.
Having a respectable career photographing social, political and economical matters, Philip Wolmuth is capable of starting a dialogue with the public via his thought-provoking photographs.
Going through the collective of images on his latest work, it seems impossible not to be instantly affected by the rawness of the emotions captured within the images. The passion, the anger, the commotion, the rebellion, the fervor, the shouting, the devotion; his work is inebriating. It's as if the images are screaming at you and, for a short while, you are transported to the Speakers' Corner without actually setting foot on that location.
New York City is the busiest and most populous city in the USA. Home to 8.5 million people, it is a massive melting pot. The city embraces many different cultures, which makes it home to many immigrants, too. Let's take a look at NYC through the lens of the Lomo LC-A!
Doug DuBois spent five summers photographing the small neighborhood of Russell Heights in Ireland to capture the essence of coming of age: the inevitable loss of youth and the imminent transition into adulthood. Those four years resulted in his latest book, My Last Day At Seventeen. The book is a visual tale told through a collection of photographs and gives an alternative perspective through a comic narrative around the same subject. This creative combination of two distinct narratives in one book not only works wonderfully in visual terms; it also serves as an essential tool that lets the reader dig deeper into the story being told, making one go back to the book over and over again, yet from a new perspective, every single time.
Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.