Taking the ferry to the south island, we were stunned by the view of the Marlborough Sounds.
Smooth, green hills slowly fade into the clear blue water. Lucky enough, that we already had new hosts in this region.
First we arrived in Picton, which seemed so small compared with Wellington. Here we watched the rugby final in a small pub, with a few locals. For all those, who have no idea about rugby: the “All Blacks” (team of New Zealand) won the world cup against their rivals Australia.
The following day, we headed into the depths of the Marlborough Sounds. Our new hosts, Ann & John run the “Mahana Lodge” right on the “Queen Charlotte Track”.
Here we enjoyed our stay and the work, with beautiful views, right at the beach. Awesome was the opportunity to use their kayaks and discover the coast on our own. On our trips we found lonesome beaches as well as interesting animals and landscapes.
A new location means new opportunities for us to shoot conceptional photos. In fact, we realised more ideas than everywhere else. The water in combination with the awesome background was a perfect surrounding for this kind of pictures.
The photo “Token” (below) stands for the way, people are moved by the system in certain directions. Many of us are manipulated and can not decide on their own anymore. These decisions could be in every possible situation in our lives.
A job we are not happy with, chosen because it is less risky than to fulfill your doubtful dream. Wearing clothes, not because you like them, but cause they are in fashion. Buy the new awesome stuff advertised and be manipulated just the way they planned it.
Another topic, which concerns all of us is – Time. “By Myself” (below) shows how determined our lives are by it. The only person we spent our whole life with, is ourself. We are alone with the precious time around us and learn early to use it wisely.
Time is something we should be thankful for, not fearful. Even though, some begin to be afraid of the passing time.
How can we slow down time and why is it accelerating even more? Especially here in New Zealand, where we experience so much, times flies so fast. We would love to stop it for a while and be able to process all our impressions.
Most important, know about time but don’t think to much about it. You should not fear your life.
(More photos from “Mahana”, will be published in the next post.)