Glints of sun

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Glints of sun | photo by @alistairkeddieI’d like to finish my diary by saying what a privilege its been to have been asked to contribute to Burn during the past week, and especially to have brought in the New Year from here in NZ. Its been an awesome start to the year for me and I want to say thanks to @burndiary and all who follow this feed for the support, encouragement, likes and follows you’ve given me. It is very much appreciated. I’ll leave off with this shot taken recently on an earlier commute through Auckland as a symbol I suppose of transformation and the power of photography to transcend the everyday. Thank you very much and have an awesome 2017!

Gate to work

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Gate to work | photo by @alistairkeddieSecond to last post taken this morning standing outside of the front gate to work. Bit more real down here in South Auckland and been working here since arriving in New Zealand five years ago. Working as a product photographer and listings designer for online sales and shooting everything from small toys to imported caravans. Sometimes I miss the great outdoors and freedom of the road…

Commute

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Commute to work | photo by @alistairkeddieMonday morning here in NZ and back to reality with a return to work after two weeks off. I used to drive but traffic got so bad I walk the 4 kilometres into town and catch the train. Been doing this for the last year and find the commute generally to be my space to make and create throughout the working week. Taking more or less the same route to and fro through Auckland each day, and with limited time to stop, its become about the challenges of maintaining an ongoing practice and transforming the everyday into something fulfilling and new. Not always easy and as much about constraint as it is creative freedom. This will be my last day of posting to @burndiary and seems fitting to start winding things up with this return to the ordinary.

Fuel ship

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Fuel Ship, Auckland | photo by @alistairkeddie

Tank farm

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Tank Farm, Auckland | photo by @alistairkeddie