Two of our very own workers and volunteers are exhibiting this time. Both are photographers who love capturing the environment they live in.
Coming from a Taranaki rural background, a lot of the images that Chris captures are from the connection she has with the land. Her training as a Graphic Designer has then introduced a different way to look at a scene. The introduction of digital photography allowed the capture of many versions of the same image, although more often than not it’s the first snap of an image that is the keeper.
“There isn’t a limit to the topics of interest,” Chris says, “it’s just a matter of being in the right place at the right time and making the most of any and all opportunities that present themselves. The photo titled The Road That Was was one of those ‘I must get a photo of that sometime’ ones that I’m so pleased that I actually did stop and get because that bridge, gate and sign have all since disappeared.”
Kerry grew up in Whanganui watching her Mother take lots and lots of photos so it was a natural progression for her to do the same. She married a local Okau Valley man and proceeded in turn to take lots and lots of photos of her children and everyone else’s. As the children grew her interests changed to the beautiful scenery that surrounded her. For the past 30 years she has been printing and framing photographs for local sales.
Living at Tongaporutu means she can capture a particular scene in all its different lights and colours, especially the ever changing seascapes.