End of the roll

Posted on September 30, 2016


Anyone out here who follows me should know that I’m doing The 100 Days Project.

It’s day 38 and I need some different stimulation other than photography. I’m getting tired of looking at life thru a rectangle. Now I know I’ve said this before, but… these 100 days projects turn into a machine. A machine that only feeds the 100 Days project and It doesn’t help me make the kind of images I want. Some days I don’t feel like shooting, I feel like drawing, gardening, building lego…anything but looking through that rectangle!

So, I’m off to find a pen – a real pen. You know the type, the kind that gets messy/inky. So my next post might be something a little off track. I hear everyone screaming..but… aren’t you supposed to stay on track for 100 Days?
Maybe, but I just don’t care.


People’s Climate March Dunedin

Posted on November 30, 2015

David Ellison at the People’s Climate March here in Dunedin, New Zealand. #climatemarch # worthsaving #peoplesclimatemarch See more images here.




Connect with me on Social Media

Posted on September 7, 2015

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David Ellison’s speech at the TPPAWalkAway Dunedin

Posted on August 15, 2015


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Posted on May 15, 2015



Vogel Street Party 2014

Posted on October 22, 2014

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Solidarity for Taiwan

Posted on April 2, 2014

I am moved and inspired by The Students of Taiwan. The world is watching!

Hopefully this action in Taiwan will spark a flame in the hearts and minds of people all over the world. Encouraging them to take action against undemocratic governments. These recent events are really testing the flow of information and the free press in Taiwan. A battle much helped by Social Media. Twitter and Facebook have been my only gateways to information that has otherwise been excluded from our (NZ) mainstream media.

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Posted on March 29, 2014

The New Zealand government is negotiating an international agreement that could have a huge effect on the lives of ordinary kiwis. It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), and it involves eleven Asian and Pacific-rim countries, including the United States. If it goes ahead, we risk damage to our innovative economy, our pristine environment, our health, and the ability to shape our own future.
Because the negotiations are being conducted in secret, what we know about the TPPA comes from leaked documents and detective work. We live in a democracy, which means we have the right to know what is done in our name and to have a say.

Here’s a short video explaining the TPPA:

Buy film not mega pixels

Posted on February 28, 2014
This images sums up why I shoot film. The fact that I can get a really good rangefinder and glass for $60NZD. I started shooting with the Yashica Electro35 GTN around Xmas 2013 and I’m always amazed with the results.
It’s a little big to carry as an everyday camera but well worth shooting at times. It has a bright viewfinder and very nice 45mm f1.7 lens. This was a shot at the Chinese New Year celebrations in#Dunedin.
#KodakTmax400 #rodinol

Buddhist monk attacked

Posted on August 20, 2013

My thoughts are with Master Thich Phuoc An. (Pictured here in Dunedin attending the Dalai Lama visit). After his brutal attack in south Auckland on Friday night.

The Buddhist master hasn’t been back to his temple since he was savagely attacked by three men who left him handcuffed with severe bleeding, bruising and a broken arm.

His attackers wanted money, so he gave them all he could – coins from the donation box. He is struggling with what has happen but will be returning home soon.

See TV# news story  here.


Dunedin Streets

Posted on August 19, 2013

Orwellian Future for NZ?

Posted on July 29, 2013

Thousands have marched in New Zealand wide rallies against the GCSB spying bill with marches taking place in 11 cities. I was in Dunedin.

The controversial Government Communications Security Bureau Amendment Bill and other related changes will expand the legal power of the GCSB to spy upon New Zealanders.

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Dalai Lama Dunedin Visit.

Posted on June 11, 2013


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Power to the People

Posted on April 29, 2013

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Highlanders vs Brumbies

Posted on April 12, 2013

The Highlanders where thumped 19-30 by the Brumbies in Dunedin tonight.

The Highlanders get a try just before halftime when Hosea Gear brilliantly surged through three defenders. The try was not allowed, he apparently – according to the TMO anyway – bounced it.


Finding god.

Posted on April 9, 2013

A waterfall in the Otira Gorge, Petrus van der Velden, 1891.

I remember meeting this painting as a young boy at the Dunedin Art Gallery in the late 70’s and falling in love with the scale, texture, depth and gold frame. Read More

Go Home Shell Oil

Posted on April 8, 2013

A public demonstration in the Octagon spotlighting an invitation-only ”no media, meeting.” in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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On the street

Posted on March 13, 2013

Street photography from around Dunedin.

Graduation Photography

Posted on March 6, 2013

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From the streets

Posted on March 5, 2013

Portraits from the Dunedin streets.

About Me

Posted on March 4, 2013

New Zealand based Documentary Photographer

I have the mindset, principles and attitudes of an artist/craftsman. Working with my head, hands and heart. Read More

“Photography shouldn’t just be used as a sublime art or as a hobby. It carries a great social responsibility… to be used for change”

Posted on February 10, 2013

– Michael McQueen | Photographer

Midwinter Carnival Dunedin 2012

Posted on June 27, 2012

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No asset sales march Dunedin 16/06/2012

Posted on June 16, 2012

National identity in New Zealand.

Posted on April 29, 2012

The Promised Land, Aramoana, Otago, New Zealand.

Inventing New Zealand – Everyday myths of Pakeha identity.

Pakeha, Ethnicity or not ?

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