New Zealand Photos by Dan Hawthorn
I first met Clint when he was staring intently at a computer displaying a slide show of several hundred slides of mine, he didn't want to be interrupted, instant friendship! In addition to which I value his company and who he is. -Dan Hawthorne, photographer.
I am nearly sixty and I have been walking, boating, kayaking and wandering up and down New Zealand for my lifetime. The land and coast gives me a sense of joy, belonging and peace. Taking pictures of it is something I have recently returned to and the key to it is what you will not see, the almost meditative attention that comes as I look at the world with an eye to seeing what photographs are there. Most of what I shoot is deleted (and deservedly so) but the focused attention that went with shooting it is a deep reward in itself whatever the shot and the outcome. I also get a sense of pleased surprise and affirmation when people tell me they find pleasure in my work. I find New Zealand endlessly interesting and beautiful, as I get older there is a certain urgency, there is so much more of it I want to see.
I have a CD of 1400 New Zealand images that makes a rather wonderful screen saver. I find I still get distracted into sitting watching and enjoying them when I have work to get on with, and I have seen them all several times over! I have not done anything about marketing it but if you are interested send an email to me and I can run off individual copies for $US30 and postage.
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