Chernobyl – how it broke the USSR

Join me at Taupo Library for a talk that I am going to give upstairs in the Hone Tuwhare Room on Thursday 14th June. There will be drinks and nibbles to entice you to this very informal chat, and yes there will be photos and a bit of video to keep you from falling asleep !! Starting time 5.30pm till about 7.00pm. In it I will be telling you More >>

21/05/20180 commentsJeremy Bright

White Rock Visit

A couple of weeks ago I travelled down to the Wairarapa to a place called White Rock. This is a remote location on the south east corner of the North Island in New Zealand about 55km from the nearest town. Please click on the video to have a look.

30/04/20180 commentsJeremy Bright

European Legacy – Part 2 – Athens

So, we’ve landed in Athens to rain and 15 degrees. Seeing as we have limited time before heading into Romania and Bulgaria there really is only one thing to look at – The Parthenon. First impressions are how popular this place is. Only a couple of years have passed since the unpopular austerity measures were put into place but you More >>

30/05/20170 commentsJeremy Bright

European Legacy – Part 1; The Clock Is Ticking

I have been remiss in posting a regular blog so apologies for that. Here is the first in a series of posts – it’s a bit wordy. The rest will not be. The clock it ticking – it is now only 9 days before travelling into Eastern Europe; Romania, Ukraine, Poland and Latvia and I wanted to start posting on some thoughts and More >>

17/05/20170 commentsJeremy Bright

Bali Beach

Bali. My first visit shooting stock was in May. As a holiday destination, it ticked a lot of boxes – the South-East Asian food and lifestyle, the chaos and the calm. It’s an easy place to take photos, the Balinese are photogenic, friendly and not too pushy. Photographically, there’s lots to shoot – temples, monkeys and More >>

17/06/20150 commentsJeremy Bright

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Getting out of the office for some personal project photography is the complete foil for being productive in my commercial life. 1 1/2 hours from the office door is the Kaimanawa Forest Park – a forest clad range of mountains stretching north/south like a backbone down the North Island of New Zealand. It is the middle of winter and with More >>

10/07/20140 commentsJeremy Bright

Weather Bomb

Last week I thought, seeing autumn was upon us, I would venture back up into the mountains of Tongariro National Park – boy was I in for a surprise! It’s an easy drive for me – 1 1/2  hours drive gets me into the thick of it, from where I can venture out to a volcanic landscape, scattered with dramatic waterfalls, rock More >>

07/04/20140 commentsJeremy Bright

Walk on the Wild Side

I was fortunate last week to get access to the Tukino Ski Field on the eastern side of an active volcano in Tongariro National Park. It was a place that I had had my eye on for a while but had never been able to get above the locked access gate 9 kilometres from the Desert Road. The 4-wheel drive track twists and turns through a lunar More >>

24/03/20140 commentsJeremy Bright

Carnival in the rain

There’s no stopping people sometimes. The date is in the diary, the floats are built and the costumes made or dusted off from last year. Unfortunately someone didn’t organise the weather! Carnival day in Taupo – New Zealand is provincial, a day of celebration and a time to have fun, not just for the brave wet and cold More >>

05/03/20140 commentsJeremy Bright

South Island re-acquainted

It’s been a while since I have travelled south, that is, across the ditch and into the South Island of New Zealand – in fact almost 20 years, and I’m so glad I did. A holiday this time – for pleasure, not work. But as my wife always complains, we are never alone as the trusty camera is never far away (about arm’s More >>

05/03/20140 commentsJeremy Bright