.a special project.

i shot this episode a few month ago in new zealand. but it was blocked from a huge photo competition i entered in april. so now the winners & finalists announced a few days ago, and i can finally show it wherever i want. it seemed that i passed the finals by a hair´s breadth. but it´s ok! i saw the finalists work and it´s mega impressive and deserved for the guys. i think i still need way more experience and a way more better topic. but at least it was fun…

all shot in one day, with one lens, i got from handevision to test. iberit 24/2.4. no level correction, no barrel distortion, sharp from corner to corner! highly recommended!

i where honored to shoot this special series on my way through new zealand in a sleepy little town called Hokitika. the pictures are showing an old mental nursery. people getting caregiving for over 135 years until the hospital must close in 2007. Now its´s in private hands, but teenager and a lot of young adults gonna break into it at night, drinking, taking drugs, or burn something down. this place was a sanctuary for thousands of people, now it´s a solitary place. when the hospital closed, they took everything with them and left it like nobody was ever there before. what you see are the leftovers and moods like after a toxic gas attack. a ghost town. i ask the owner to look throughout the windows and shot some pictures, and after two attempts and long discussions, he let me in. the result is the feeling from a once hope giving place made from pug, stones and shards.

competition below.

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